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God’s Self-Glory

In many places in Scripture, God makes statements that express a desire for His own glory.  For instance, in Exodus 14:4, the Lord says, “I will get glory over Pharaoh and his armies.”  Or in speaking of preserving Israel from His utter wrath, in Isaiah 40:11 the Lord says, “For my own sake, for my […]

The Reflecting Pond

The former owners of our house, a sweet elderly couple, had told us there was once a small pond there, filled in years ago.  Yet it was difficult to believe.  For in the small, triangular area in our yard where they had pointed, the tangle of yuccas, irises, peonies, lilies, and weeds of all varieties made it impossible […]

Thinking in Worship

In the context of urging true worship, the Apostle Paul stressed the importance of Spirit-filled thinking in the life of the believer. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but […]