Flying Solo vs. Delegation

Flying Solo vs. Delegation

“Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.” Exodus 18:21 ESV Whatever your life goals may be, there is a principled skill for pulling them…

The Fall of Jerusalem

The Fall of Jerusalem

Today is Wednesday, one day after our national election day, and because of how much trust has been lost in the government of late, I am looking forward to all that will be unfolding the next few days—and possibly weeks—about as much as when I had to get eye surgery. Due to a hereditary condition,…

Dealing with the Fear of Man

Dealing with the Fear of Man

My temperament has always been wired to, “Go for it!” This kind of fearlessness usually translates in terms of me talking to others. In fact, I have had numerous conversations with people who could be intimidating and who are intellectual elites such as: John Piper, John MacArthur, Don Carson, Mark Dever, David Platt, Kevin DeYoung,…

Trust and Follow,  Part II

Trust and Follow, Part II

The last time we were here, we were talking about the story in 2 Kings 6:8–23. A short recap: Elisha’s servant stepped outside early one morning and much to his shock and dismay, a very large contingent of the Syrian Army had surrounded the town he was dwelling in.  “When the servant of the man…

Trust and Follow, Part I

Trust and Follow, Part I

Trust and Follow Part I Way back in the early 1980s, I was going through Air Base Ground Defense (ABGD) at Camp Bullis Texas. At this point in our training, we were being taught specific skills required to clear out small pockets of enemy forces embedded in previously occupied areas. In one of these exercises,…

A Difficult Rest

A Difficult Rest

Rest is important. Many people have difficulty resting. There are many obstacles to getting good rest. Anxiety, stress, and fear probably top the list for the lack of rest for most folks. Most people relate good rest with good sleep. Yet sleep by itself doesn’t necessarily relate to being rested. According to many physicians, there…

Are You Worried Yet?

Are You Worried Yet?

“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Sovereign One sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he…

When Bad Things Happen

When Bad Things Happen

I have been thinking a lot lately about suffering. I’m guessing many of you reading today have been thinking about the “whys” and hows” of human suffering too—perhaps more than you ever have in your life. One does not have to look very far these days to find real pain and true injustice. I would…

After Jerusalem Fell, Repost

After Jerusalem Fell, Repost

As I write this on Sunday afternoon in anticipation of more global, national, state, and local bad news tomorrow on the 25th of January 2022,  I’m reaching back to a blog that I wrote in early November of 2020. That blog was posted on election day of 2020, and as I read what God put…