I am not Subject to Disappointment–Celtic Vow of Friendship part seven

This week we’ll explore the final vow of the Celtic Vow of Friendship we’ve been looking into these past few weeks. The scripture for today sets the stage for this exploration. We’re familiar with the setting. Our Lord has died, resurrected, and is about to again appear to His disciples. Peter has set out to … More I am not Subject to Disappointment–Celtic Vow of Friendship part seven

I will not Negotiate by Withholding–Celtic Vow of Friendship part six

Continuing with another vow from a Celtic Vow of Friendship, “I will no Negotiate by Withholding.” Let’s start with negotiate, defined as (1) to transact business; to treat with another respecting purchase and sale; to hold intercourse in bargaining or trade, either in person or by a broker or substitute; as, to negotiate with a … More I will not Negotiate by Withholding–Celtic Vow of Friendship part six

I Hold No Cherished Outcomes–Celtic Vow of Friendship part five

Continuing with the Celtic Vow of Friendship, let’s look at “I hold no cherished outcomes.” Why not? one might ask. Should we not have at least the cherished outcome of seeing all people saved, seeking the opportunity to speak our mind and heart about our Lord. Jeremiah wrote: “If I say, ‘I will not mention … More I Hold No Cherished Outcomes–Celtic Vow of Friendship part five

Our Meeting Place–Celtic Vow of Friendship part four

The recent topic has been friendship based upon a Celtic Vow of Friendship. In the last column we began looking at “I bring an unprotected heart to our meeting place.” We examined an unprotected heart. Today, let us think about “our meeting place,” and those meeting places as divinely ordained and inspired. “[Abraham] lifted up … More Our Meeting Place–Celtic Vow of Friendship part four

I Bring an Unprotected Heart to our Meeting Place–Celtic Vow part three

Today let’s speak only about having an unprotected heart, reserving ‘meeting place’ for next time. “Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms. . .” Micah 7:5 I understand an unprotected heart as being exposed, even vulnerable, to … More I Bring an Unprotected Heart to our Meeting Place–Celtic Vow part three

I Drink from your Well– Celtic Vow of Friendship part two

“All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were 212. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer established them in their office of trust. So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, that is, the house of the … More I Drink from your Well– Celtic Vow of Friendship part two

I honor your path–Celtic Vow of Friendship part one

“The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” (Psalms 25:14 ESV) Note: Originally posted at JonahzSong in 2012 A friend and fellow minister/writer wrote about the importance of traveling life with friends and the great friend we have in our Lord, who is always … More I honor your path–Celtic Vow of Friendship part one

I am not Subject to Disappointment–Celtic Vow of Friendship part seven

“Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.” (John 21:3 ESV) This week we’ll explore the final vow of the Celtic Vow of Friendship we’ve been looking into these past few … More I am not Subject to Disappointment–Celtic Vow of Friendship part seven

I will not Negotiate by Withholding–Celtic Vow of Friendship part six

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV) Continuing with another vow from a Celtic Vow of Friendship, “I will no Negotiate by Withholding.” Let’s start with negotiate, defined as (1) to … More I will not Negotiate by Withholding–Celtic Vow of Friendship part six

I Hold No Cherished Outcomes–Celtic Vow of Friendship part five

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3 ESV) Continuing with the Celtic Vow of Friendship, let’s look at “I hold no cherished outcomes.” Why not? one might ask. Should we not have at least the cherished outcome of seeing all people saved, seeking the opportunity … More I Hold No Cherished Outcomes–Celtic Vow of Friendship part five