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Sweeter Than Honey: How to Desire God’s Word

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103 ESV Psalm 119 is the longest chapter found in the Bible and is famous for its teaching on God’s law. But it’s not simply about what to do and not do—it’s about how...

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like a Treasure

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44 ESV Imagine for a minute that a man in a black suit steps out of a limousine. Hey...

The Enemy Jesus Battled to the End

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. Matthew 28:16–17 ESV The disciples had seen thousands of miracles. They’d even seen the greatest miracle of...

Leaders Seek Jesus First

Disaster comes upon disaster; rumor follows rumor. They seek a vision from the prophet, while the law perishes from the priest and counsel from the elders. Ezekiel 7:26 ESV A humble man said of leadership, “Never let your public anointing exceed your private...

The Vigilant Refiner

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the LORD tests hearts. Proverbs 17:3 ESV My friend Jacob dons goggles and fireproof gloves. Then, with a smile, he sparks his blowtorch to life. He touches the stream of fire to a bar of silver in a...

The Science Of Being The Salt Of The Earth

What does it mean to be the salt of the earth? Today’s verse comes from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount: You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown...