Let me explain what forgiveness is not. Forgiveness does not mean the instant restoration of trust. Forgiveness is instant. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Forgiveness is based on grace. Trust is built on works. Some people withhold forgiveness because they think that to forgive someone means that everything just goes back the way it was. That is not forgiveness. Forgiving a person does not mean you have to trust them. That means they have to earn the trust. Forgiveness means I am going to quit holding on to it and I am going to put it in God’s hands.
The seventh trumpet in Revelation 11:15 ushers in the seven bowl judgments which we will see in Revelation Chapters 15 and 16. In Chapters 12-14 John sees the conflict between God and the evil one and the enemy is seen in all his wickedness and the nature of evil is exposed.
Here is the deal, the wash basin and towel were sitting there, and they needed to have their feet washed, but that was the job of the lowest of servants. The disciples were all sitting there full of themselves, and so Jesus gets the towel and the bowl. Peter’s response is, Jesus, I don’t want you to wash my feet, I want one of these other guys to do it. But Jesus loves them well by demonstrating what it means to be a servant.
I Still Get Excited when I Hear an Ice Cream Truck I have some good memories of Ice Cream trucks when I was a kid. You could hear that magical sound that only Ice Cream trucks could make from blocks away that would send you into a frenzy looking for some money. “Ice cream, its the ice cream truck”. […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 90 Day 90! Congratulations! I hope the 90 Day Challenge has blessed your life in some ways. We have covered a lot in a relatively short period of time. I hope some of the ideas will stick with you. Since we have spent the last month talking a […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 89 Day 89! The “Phos Hilaron” is the next component in our Daily Strength Training evening prayer.
O joyful light,
from the pure glory of the eternal heavenly Father,
O holy, blessed Jesus Christ.
As we come to the setting of the sun
and see the evening light,
we praise God the Father, […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 88 Day 88! I can’t believe we are almost done with our 90 Day Challenge. If you are up to it, you should try adding the Evening Prayer to your routine. I won’t have time to go through all the elements but I will introduce the first couple and […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 87 Day 87! “The Grace” is the next component in our Daily Strength Training and it appears at the end of both Morning and Evening Prayer.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. […]