Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 19, 2015


Matthew 15:24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” This strikes many people as a remarkably cold response on the part of Jesus, but it hits me this morning as evidence of Jesus’ very sharp … Continue reading

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May 18, 2015


Matthew 12:11-12 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a man … Continue reading

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May 17, 2015


Matthew 9:29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you.” Faith can be a tricky thing. The way some preachers teach, some people come away with faith in faith, rather than … Continue reading

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May 16, 2015


Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew tells the story of his own salvation … Continue reading

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May 15, 2015


Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” The Beatitudes are one of the most famous of all Jesus’ teachings, precisely because they turn human logic on its head, and this very first … Continue reading

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May 14, 2015


Zechariah 7:9-10 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015


Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the Lord said, “Lord Almighty, how long will you withhold mercy from Jerusalem and from the towns of Judah, which you have been angry with these seventy years?” I find this verse interesting because … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015


Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk is considered a “minor” prophet because the record of his prophecies is so short, but the content is hardly inferior to that … Continue reading

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May 11, 2015


Micah 7:18-19 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry for ever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; … Continue reading

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May 10, 2015


Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. I have written on this verse not … Continue reading

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