Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Roots by the River

I have been posting here on Roots by the River for eleven years now. Most of the posts have been for believers, but some are on the gospel for unbelievers. Most of the posts are short and therefore strong, but maybe not always comprehensive. Feel free to leave comments or questions on any of the posts. Just click on "Post a Comment" at the bottom of each post.

Roots by the River started out in 1972 as a small magazine published by the Inland Christian Laymen in Moscow, Idaho. Here is the first article I wrote for it in 1973:

Roots by the River
March 1973
Vol. I No. 2

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water that sends out its roots by the stream and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.’” (Jer. 17:5-8)

Cursed or blessed; shrubs or trees; desert or water; parched places or roots by the river; shall not see good or is not anxious in the year of drought; uninhabited salt land or does not cease to bear fruit. The contrast is great, and the difference is whether we are trusting man or the Lord.

We have named this little paper Roots by the River because we want it to be a means of directing our trust in the Lord and be itself a source of refreshment as we share with you thoughts from the Word, experiences, and Christian books.

Jim Wilson

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