In consideration to the question at hand, let us have a look at Jesus’ exchanges with some of the rich people he encountered during the course of his ministry. Of particular interest to me was his conversation with a man just described as the rich young ruler, captured in the synoptic gospels (Matthew 19:16–30, Mark 10:17–31 and Luke 18:18–30); and the conversation that ensued between Jesus and his disciples afterwards. Continue reading Did I just hear him say, ‘Go sell all, give to the poor, and follow me?’
Early in the morning David left the sheep with another shepherd. He took the food and left as Jesse had told him. When David arrived at the camp, the army was going out to their battle positions, shouting their war cry. The Israelites and Philistines were lining up their men to face each other in … Continue reading Spiritual Intelligence: A Kiss With Destiny
Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said, signifying by what … Continue reading Spiritual Intelligence: And I, If I
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. This is it guys! Here it is – right there, the mystery of predestination. Jesus made this … Continue reading Spiritual Intelligence: Don’t Wanna Be A Jesus Freak, But I Can’t Help Myself!
Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run now and take the news to the king, how the Lord has avenged him of his enemies.” And Joab said to him, “You shall not take the news this day, for you shall take the news another day. But today you shall take no news, … Continue reading Spiritual Intelligence: Run Self Seeker, Run!
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. The Rabbi was fond of using natural examples to explain spiritual truths. His … Continue reading Spiritual Intelligence: Binding The Strongman!
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Good morning friends. No doubt the psalmist knew the source of his help – The Lord who made heaven and earth. When David the shepherd boy was asked about his … Continue reading Spiritual Intelligence: My Helper