God has the best view of your life

Scripture Notes on Psalm 90 For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.  (Psalm 90:4) God has the greatest perspective of all. Think about it.  The long slow sequence of events that happened in your life to bring you to this […]

Let the Past be the Past

The white metal sign looked so lonely, its faded yellow trim standing out in a field of brittle grass and flowing weeds. Once upon a time it had been an important warning marker to approaching boats.  At some point in the past it had served a purpose, had helped travelers avoid danger by not letting […]

Jesus Doesn’t Live in Your Past

Do you ever feel like you need to “pay God back?” “‘I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.’  Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.” -Hebrews 10:17-18 “Jesus paid it all” is the title and refrain of an old hymn, and Hebrews 10 makes […]

Leaving the System

“As long as you live, you must never promote the welfare and prosperity of the Ammonites or Moabites.” -Deuteronomy 13:6 The Ammonites and Moabites weren’t just different from the people of God, they were hostile.  For generations, they intentionally refused any help or assistance, and in some ages even attacked and oppressed the Israelites.  Because […]