Month: February 2010

Spiritual Mutiny

SPIRITUAL MUTINY Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!  Psalm 119:117     I married into a well known Christian family.  Jack Wyrtzen, my father-in-law, was an evangelist.  In the 40's and 50's, he spoke to crowds of a half … Continue reading Spiritual Mutiny

Choose and Don’t Look Back!

CHOOSE AND DON’T LOOK BACK I hate the double minded, but I love your law.  Psalm 119:113 I could study the subject of double mindedness for a long time in scripture.  There’s enough there to keep me busy for several weeks.  James talks about it.  … Continue reading Choose and Don’t Look Back!

Confirming An Oath

CONFIRMING AN OATH I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.  Psalm 119:106 When promises are made in the context of love, they are not usually uttered just one time.  When time and trials test them, reassurance is welcomed.  It … Continue reading Confirming An Oath

God’s Breath and the Embers

GOD'S BREATH AND THE EMBERS Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.  Psalm 119:105 David gives such a rich word picture here that I can hardly get my mind and heart around it.  Lamps, fire, the oil with which … Continue reading God’s Breath and the Embers

Do I Really Hate What God Hates?

DO I REALLY HATE WHAT GOD HATES? Through your precepts I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.  Psalm 119:104 The most stretching thing about writing devotionals every morning is being confined to look at a book just one verse at a time.  I … Continue reading Do I Really Hate What God Hates?

The Teacher Makes The Student

I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.  Psalm 119:102 Most of God’s children caught the essence of their faith from another person.  Seeing faith in action was the catalyst for their own new birth.  Once they trusted Christ, that … Continue reading The Teacher Makes The Student