Enamored with Numbers

“And the Lord said unto Gideon, the people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, mine own hand hath saved me.” (Judges 7:2 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) So, you thought the word “downsizing” was…

The World is Critiquing You

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:35 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) Have you ever felt like you were being critiqued? I have, and it puts pressure on us to do our best. Can I tell you that…

Thank God for Fences

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (I Peter 5:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) While teaching about Daniel in the lions’ den, my mind went back to a visit at the San Francisco Zoo. The zookeeper didn’t feed the lions on…

Perception Puts Things in Perspective

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” (Proverbs 23:7 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) The word “thinketh” is a Hebrew verb that likely means, “as he is all along in his heart, so is he…

He Heard You The First Time

“Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.” (Daniel 10:12 in the King James Version of the Bible) Daniel prayed every day, but on…

Conflicts Are Inevitable

“Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.” (Genesis 13:9 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) Lot had…