I Take Comfort, O Lord

Psalm 119:49-50 ESV “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” Life has its trials. Life has its ups and downs. Every day is not the same. Some days go well, others do not. Some days are … Continue reading I Take Comfort, O Lord

Divorce and Separation

Matthew 19:3-6 ESV “And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?’ He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother … Continue reading Divorce and Separation

Lift up Your Voice with Strength

Isaiah 40:3-5 ESV “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of … Continue reading Lift up Your Voice with Strength

Do We Practice the Truth?

1 John 1:5-6 ESV “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” God is light. He is … Continue reading Do We Practice the Truth?

Platitudes Magnitudes

An Original Work / June 28, 2022 Platitudes in magnitude, Tasteless, lifeless, wishy-washy, Tired and worn out, old and musty, Great in size and mushy-gushy. Have no meaning, take no stance, Here or there just happenstance, Say whatever, take a chance, Entertain them, do your dance. Lies a plenty, do their tricks, Inside or outside, … Continue reading Platitudes Magnitudes

They Really Don’t Know Love at All

Romans 1:18-20 ESV “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, … Continue reading They Really Don’t Know Love at All

Discrepancies and Deceptions

If we naturally, as of the sin nature, take control over our own lives and take control away from God, either out of pride or impulse or instinct, what does that say about our faith in Christ? There are two New Testament passages that use the word “instinct” to describe people who naturally take control … Continue reading Discrepancies and Deceptions

Mind Games as Tools for Persecution

James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Mental and Emotional Abuse A lot of times when we hear … Continue reading Mind Games as Tools for Persecution

If You Were of the World

John 15:18-19 ESV “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” If the … Continue reading If You Were of the World

They Have Turned to God Their Backs

Much of what the prophets of the Old Testament wrote about was the rebellion and the adultery and the idolatry and the willful disobedience of God’s people. And much of what the New Testament apostles wrote about was the same. They all detailed the sins of the people, reminded them that they were called to … Continue reading They Have Turned to God Their Backs