Gideon: Little is Much with God in it

The story of Gideon In the Book of Judges seems to be there for one reason: To teach us that status and ample resources are not God’s way of solving problems. We can never be outsmarted or outnumbered when we do things God’s way. The Midianites were raiding the Israelites orchards and farmlands. This brought…

I’m Short of Money. I Have Nothing to Give.

Why would a widow to donate her last coin to a corrupt institution in Jerusalem, where scribes “devoured widows’ houses”? (Mark 12:40). In her act, Jesus saw a moving display of the right attitude about money (vv.41-44). It is said that ‘we disarm the power of money over us by giving it away.’ A deacon…

Proliferate or Wilt?

  Most of us have heard the expression, ‘You are what you eat’. Consumption helps us understand Mark 4: 4-8: ‘Listen! Imagine a sower going out to sow. Now it happened that, as he sowed, some of the seed fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some…

Fear and Hate – They are Both Wise

Psalm 111:10 says, ‘The fear of the Lord in the beginning of wisdom.’ Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10 say the identical thing. Three times God tells us that we begin to get wise when we begin to fear Him. If the first of the 10 Commandments is to love God with all of our heart, mind,…