“One Name Everywhere” ( Zacharias 14:9, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


The solution to world turmoil and cultural hatred is simple, yet illusive. and over all the earth the Lord shall be king, one Lord, called everywhere by one name. Wars are started and sustained by religious zealotry. World peace will come only when the Lord God is called everywhere by one name. Advertisements

“Seek No Revenge” ( Leviticus 19:18, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Do not seek revenge, or bear a grudge for wrong done to thee by thy fellow-citizens; thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; thy Lord is his. God is clearly not interested in our grudges or in our desires for revenge against those who wrong us. Instead, God longs for us to love one another…

“How Few There Are” ( Matthew 7:13-14 KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Jesus warns “few there are that find it.” The ‘it’ He mentions is “life.” Apparently, according to Jesus, the many find death easily; without trying. Why is that? Perhaps because death is our natural state; we are, indeed, in a state of perpetual dying. Jesus says, Make your way in by the narrow gate. It…

“Echo Already” ( Habacuc 3:19 KNOX ) by Carley Evans


“The Lord, the ruler of all, is my stronghold; he will bring me safely on my way, safe as the hind whose feet echo already on the hills. (For the chief singer, to the harp’s music.)” The picture here is of a hind – a female red deer – safely on a hillside, her feet…

What I Have, I Give (by Carley Evans)


Originally posted on obsecrations:
A man lame from birth is carried every day to the gate called Beautiful so people entering the temple complex are able to see him; and he is able to beg. Seeing John and Peter, he asks for help. Peter commands, “Look at us.” (Acts 3:4, HCSB) The lame beggar looks…

“If You Will Use” ( Romans 10: 9 KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Heard this before? Cheap grace? Read Paul’s short description of “finding salvation”: 9 Thou canst find salvation, if thou wilt use thy lips to confess that Jesus is the Lord, and thy heart to believe that God has raised him up from the dead. What’s cheap about that? As a matter of fact, what’s particularly easy…

“A Word That Gives Pain” ( Proverbs 15:1 KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Who of you wants to hear “a word that gives pain?” Wouldn’t you rather be gifted with “a gentle answer?” I bet most – if not all – of you prefer “a word” that gives comfort rather than a word that “fans the flame of resentment.” So, before you open your mouth to speak, think…

“To Drain the Cup” ( Hebrews 9:28 KNOX ) by Carley Evans


The author of Hebrews emphasizes the offer of Christ is “once for all” and is designed by God the Father “to drain the cup of a world’s sins.” Jesus comes the first time to deal with sin; the second time He comes has nothing whatever to do with sin. Instead He brings salvation “to those…