Jealousy That Guards Our Heart

Deuteronomy 5:6-11 Jealousy is an undesirable, negative emotion, which is fueled by anger or selfishness. According to James 3:16, “Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.” From today’s passage, however, we see that there is a different perspective on the word when it’s applied to God: “For I, theContinue reading “Jealousy That Guards Our Heart”

That Makes Me So Mad

Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-17 Reflection: It can be comforting to see that the earliest Christian communities struggled with divisions and conflicts. In spite of their experience of God’s grace and strength, and in spite of the spiritual gifts they had received, they fell into competing factions, with groups of people forming around different church leaders.Continue reading “That Makes Me So Mad”

A Divine Intimacy

Reading: John 2:1-11 Reflection: The miracle of turning water to wine is well known. It has probably been preached and written about from every possible perspective. But it remains a significant moment in the ministry of Jesus, and an important window into understanding the character and mission of God. Throughout the Scriptures God’s relationship withContinue reading “A Divine Intimacy”