Entries by Christian Crede

Pride

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.   An unguarded strength is a double weakness. You are probably aware of certain areas of your life where you are weaker and other areas that you think you have under control. We can be fooled into thinking we don’t need to worry about […]

Make a Stand

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. The church is under attack today as never before. It’s under attack all around the world. Christians are summarily mocked, marginalized and dismissed as lunatics in the west. […]

Don’t Be a Poser

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.   Often when the Bible speaks of “the world,” it isn’t speaking of the planet we inhabit but rather a culture, […]

Joseph’s Law

Murphy’s Law says if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. I have experienced this law more times than I care to recount.   Joseph’s Law is like Murphy’s but with this difference. It says ‘if something goes wrong, God is behind the scenes working it out for the good of his children’, (Romans […]

Someone to Tell Them

Romans 10:14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?   In Acts 8, we find the story of a dignitary from Ethiopia. […]

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 […]