Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from December 2021

Trees and Grace

I have given a lot of.thought on how to describe God s I have given a lot of thought on . · . h the following: Grace is grace, and I have come up wit . like a tree. Now, stay with me on this: A e know from the Only God can make a…

Strong, Stately, and Successful

“[The righteous] will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers” (Ps. 1:3). One of the best ways to communicate truth and beauty is by a simile or metaphor; this psalm does this…

Make Jesus Your Banker

Newspaper headlines read: “FDIC Must Rescue Major Banks;” “Embezzlement and Fraud;” “Insurance Companies File for Bankruptcy;” “Stock Market Takes a Tumble.” One wonders, “Is there financial security today? Where can I put my money and not have to worry about it?” Did you know that Jesus is in the banking business? (Matthew 6:19–21). He is…

Finding God’s Treasure

Dr. Williamson, a Canadian geologist, had been slipping along a rain-soaked road that led through Tanzania’s backcountry when suddenly his Land Rover sunk to its axles in the mud.  Pulling out a shovel, Williamson began digging his four-wheel drive out. After some time, he uncovered an interesting-looking pink stone. Being a geologist and naturally curious…