Joe Barnett

It’s Free

How many are your works, O Lord!                       —Psalm 104:24 When you see the word Free, you’re skeptical—where’s the small print? God dispenses lots of free resources. No strings. I sit on my patio and watch a panorama of sky, clouds, grass, trees, and flowers. …

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Seeing Clearly

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.         —Ephesians 1:18 Do you possess your possessions, or do your possessions possess you? Paul didn’t pray for an enlargement of his readers’ financial wealth; he prayed that their spiritual vision would be sharpened. He was concerned about their spiritual growth, …

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Jealousy

I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy.                    —2 Corinthians 11:2 Jealousy can be deadly. It cost Cain his freedom, Joseph his brothers, and Jesus his life. When it infiltrates a church, it’s toxic: “Wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find …

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