Integrity…

"... These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me..." (Isaiah 29:13 NIV) This verse is quoted by Jesus in Mark 7:6 when he is rebuking the Pharisees, those who fashioned themselves as the true guardians of God's Law, and therefore God's …

Recollection…

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is, and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8 Our God is present to all times; unlike us, He does not live in time as we do. Time is one of his creatures, his creations, and so of course …

A Guarded Mouth…

"Set, O Lord, a guard over my mouth; keep watch, O Lord, at the door of my lips! Do not turn my heart to things that are wrong, to evil deeds with those who are sinners. Never allow me to share in their feasting...let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head. Let my …

Glorious Wounds…

"...I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain..." (Rev. 5:6). "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude... standing before the throne and before the Lamb...and crying out with a loud voice, 'Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'...'Blessing and glory and honor... for …