Showing posts from February, 2014

The Provider

My Dad often voiced his frustration with Christians by rolling his eyes and repeating in a mocking tone, "the Lord will provide". To him, it was an excuse for laziness, expecting others to hand them everything on a silver platter while they themselves sat around indulging. This was just another reason why he did not believe in God and thought Christians were hypocrites who use other people to get what they want. Woe to those of us who give that impression. The Bible clearly teaches that "those who will not work will not eat". The Word of God is replete with warnings against taking an attitude of entitlement: "Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on

Face It

Ever had that eerie feeling of being watched? Every species has an innate fear of being hunted or stalked. Why do you suppose that is? Matthew 6:22 says that the eyes are the "lamp of the body". Because of a heightened awareness I won’t go into, I became suddenly mindful of eye shapes randomly scattered in the hickory wood flooring throughout my home. As we know, this pattern is also seen on various animals and insects for the purpose of frightening away predators.   The eye, which focuses and dilates as needed has been dissected and used to invent such things as cameras, telescopes, and microscopes. Along the same lines could be a discussion on DNA and the intricate and unique detail of each cell. To believe such a thing came into being from some kind of primordial soup is to be deceived by a system that works very hard to deny an intelligent Creator - a God to Whom we are accountable.   The Bible speaks repeatedly of the wisdom of those who have “eyes to see” (