Luke 10:38-42 ESV “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him … Continue reading He Will Have Our Hearts
False Confessions, False Righteousness
But not in Truth or Right Isaiah 48:1-2 ESV “Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the Lord and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. For they call themselves … Continue reading False Confessions, False Righteousness
Rendered Ineffective Matthew 13:1-23 (quoting vv. 18-23) NIV “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling … Continue reading Aborted Life
But Not Adversity?
Job was a righteous man who loved, worshiped and served God with his life. But, one day God allowed Satan to come after Job with all kinds of trials and tribulations. He lost nearly everything. And, then God allowed Satan to inflict Job’s body with all kinds of sores. But, in all this, Job did … Continue reading But Not Adversity?
A Fake Separation
Psalm 73:1-3 ESV Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. The flesh can be very alluring. Sin can be extremely … Continue reading A Fake Separation
Pride Before a Fall
Proverbs 27:1-2 ESV Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” So, we are to guard our hearts … Continue reading Pride Before a Fall