Freedom Furnace

Have you ever heard people talk about being in the “fiery furnace” when they are going through some terrible trial? Do you know what they are referring to? It’s an allusion to the ordeal of the three Hebrew children as told in the book of Daniel. These three were thrown into a furnace for refusing…

Keep After It

The story of the persistent widow in Luke 18 is amazing. She kept coming back to the Judge day after day until she wears him down and he finally relents and finally gives her justice. Jesus says that even in the natural realm this kind of dogged persistence will succeed though the Judge “did not…

A Life Full of Love

Most of our life experiences, if we are honest with ourselves and others, teach us that we must do something to earn the love of others. We must do what our parents tell us to do. We must meet society’s expectations for our level of education, personal achievement, financial success, etc. We must be the…