Posts from December 2013

Posts from December 2013

Right Standing Without A Leg To Stand On

To be self-righteous is to attempt to show right standing by our actions and that type of righteousness carries no weight in any courtroom in the world nor in the Courtroom of Eternity. The imagery of self-righteous is to be our own witness, our own advocate. The idea that we can put ourselves in alignment, in right standing, with the perfect, completely righteous God of…

Wrong Side of the Courtroom

Righteousness in scripture is always connected to the courtroom.   It is here where we use the imagery of Right Standing. We stand in a room, facing a judge, awaiting a sentence.  If the court finds in our favor we are called righteous.  If the court finds in the favor of the plaintiff, the one who has initiated the legal suit against you, then we are called unrighteous.…

Contempt For God’s Kindness

We show contempt for the riches of God’s kindness when we judge, condemn, hate, and gossip. They spit on the work of the cross as they condemned THOSE People. Forgetting that they have been forgiven and given eternal life, they judged the weaknesses and wounded ways of THOSE People. Shouting down the kind and gracious voice of God, they greedily offered up their tongues…

Rest That Produces Life

The man who is perpetually in motion is a man who is afraid of what might be said in the silence of stillness. There is something that happens when we set aside time to be still.  We see this in scripture with “Be still and know that I am God” and “It is courageous to wait…”, as well as the Sabbath law of the Old Testament and the Sabbath rest of…