Strength In Weakness

Wisdom Hunter Devotional, 6/8/2017
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. (1Peter 5:6-7)
When I was young, I, like most kids, got in trouble with my parents for all sorts of childhood sins, most of which were rooted in a general dismissal of parental wisdom and guidance. I quickly learned that if I said my sin was “pride,” I could fast track the conversation and get to the root of my infraction. Buried in this distant memory is the realization that, even at a young age, humility was one of the primary character traits my parents desired for my life.


Are You Living The Good Life?

Wisdom Hunter, 2017
Those who desire life and desire to see good day, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit; let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. – 1Peter 3:10-11

1 Peter, quoting from Psalm 34, is a letter written to those “who desire to love life and see good days.” At one level, this is a universal desire, is it not? Virtually everyone you meet is pursuing some version of “good days,” seeking peace, joy, and meaning in the way in which they live their lives. In America this vision is even woven into the very fabric of our society, protecting for each citizen the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet, as universal as this desire may be, I think if we dig a little deeper, we
may realize that making sense of this desire isn’t as simple as it might seem.


The Whole Gospel

Wisdom Hunter Devotional, 5/17/2017
The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. Paul preached it as salvation for all who believe, By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1Corinthians 15:2-4).