Saying “No” to This World – Inspiration from The High Calling

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 Romans 12:1 urged us to present our bodies to God as a [Read More…]

Why Have You Made Me Like This? – A Reflection on Romans 9:20

Romans 9:19-24 Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?” Romans 9:20 In this section of Romans 9, Paul is explaining God’s freedom and authority to do what he wills, even if [Read More…]

God of the Powerless – Inspiration from The High Calling

Psalm 146:1-10 He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the godly. The LORD protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but [Read More…]

What Makes Us Truly Happy? Inspiration from The High Calling

Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the LORD. Psalm 144:15 The bulk of Psalm 144 deals with David’s role as king. He praises God for the help God has given him and he asks for more of it. Then, in verse 12, David changes course. He [Read More…]