Entries by Christian Crede

Put it to Death

Colossians 3:5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Perhaps the most misunderstood of the Ten Commandments is this one: “Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, […]

His Time

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. By nature I’m an impatient person. I am always ready to go. I tell Peggy that I’ve spent half our married life waiting on her. When a pizza is delivered, I don’t want to wait for it to cool down. Microwave ovens seem slow to […]

Under His Care

Acts 28:5 But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. When the apostle Paul was placed on a ship bound for Rome, he experienced a shipwreck along the way. But the Lord had appeared to Paul and assured him that no lives would be lost. They would reach their destination […]

Stall and You Fall

1 Peter 2:2 2 Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation. Several years ago I was working on my pilots license. My dad was a pilot and I always wanted to fly. There is a lot to learn. You have to lean the language […]

It is Finished

John 19:30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit. The cross was Jesus’ goal from the very beginning. He was born so that He would die. The incarnation was for our atonement. He was born to die so we might live. And when […]

What Breaks God’s Heart

Luke 19:41–42 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” As Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the crowds were celebrating. They […]

A Reason for Suffering

Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. There are times when God allows suffering or sickness to get our attention! If we are in rebellion and He wants us to stop, He may allow some kind of trial or suffering. This was the case with the prophet […]

Just Beyond Our Grasp

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. Most people today think that contentment comes from what you have. If I just had more money, then I would be content. . . . If I were more intelligent. . . . […]

An Opportunity for Growth

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Have you ever had one of those days when you were walking with Lord, trying to do the right thing, and out of […]

A Convenient Time

Acts 24:25 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” There is a story about three apprentice demons that were coming to earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to […]