I Am Coming Quickly • Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly • Revelation 22:20

In the book of Revelation there are still parts I don’t understand but there are some sections that I’m understanding a little better. There’s this beautiful contrast I saw for the first time, In chapter six the kings and commanders of the earth are trying to hide from the “wrath of the Lamb”, while in […]

Conquer the Land You Have •  Joshua 17:14-18

Conquer the Land You Have • Joshua 17:14-18

The aging commander of the military forces of the nation of Israel was empowering the tribes to conquer the land God had given to them. As Joshua reminded the people that there was still much more land to conquer, the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim came to him to complain because they thought their portion […]

Prayer is Intimacy With God • Psalm 34:15-20

Prayer is Intimacy With God • Psalm 34:15-20

Salvation restores our broken relationship with God and prayer strengthens that relationship. As humans, we can’t live without oxygen and as believers, we can’t live without prayer. Prayer is communion, talking with and listening to God, enjoying His presence and intimacy with God. We ought to steadfastly devote ourselves to God’s Word, to fellowship, and […]

A Needed Element • Romans 5:3-5

A Needed Element • Romans 5:3-5

I have many fruit trees in my yard, and I am amazed with how much produce they produce. Some of these plants, although they were supposed to produce fruit, didn’t. The reason for the lack of fruit was that an element was missing, perhaps water or sunlight. This gives me a good understanding of Romans […]

Be On Guard • 2 Timothy 1:14

Be On Guard • 2 Timothy 1:14

If you would have asked me two weeks ago what 1 and 2 Timothy were about I would have said, they’re the pastoral epistles, they’re about being a pastor and church leadership. Now that’s still true, but there’s something else in them. They’re about being on guard and standing your ground. “Guard, through the Holy […]

Be Humble like Jesus! • Matthew 23:12

Be Humble like Jesus! • Matthew 23:12

Two types of people exist: those that are humble who shall be lifted up, and those that are proud who shall be humbled (Matthew 23:12). God opposes the proud and He gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Humility is a most notable quality that a believer ought to have, while arrogance is the worst. […]

Why Do the Wicked Prosper? •  Psalm 73

Why Do the Wicked Prosper? • Psalm 73

Observing the success and prosperity of the wicked, can cause us to become envious of their health, wealth, and easy life. We begin to believe that God has forgotten us and that our faith, obedience, praise, and service unto God is done in vain. “So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper… Until I […]

The Standards of Salvation • Revelation 1:6

The Standards of Salvation • Revelation 1:6

“…has made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.…” Jesus is so amazing, while we were still sinners and enemies of God, Jesus came down to die for us giving us a way to be saved. Once we accept His gift of salvation, we’re now adopted and brought into the kingdom and family […]

Close to the LORD = Far from Sin • Exodus 32

Close to the LORD = Far from Sin • Exodus 32

ou’ve probably heard this adage before, “the closer you are to the Lord the further you are from sin.” It works the other way around too. The closer you are to sin the further you are from the Lord. We see this played out in Exodus 32. The majority of the Israelites asked Aaron to […]

Wisdom and Understanding • Deuteronomy 4:6

Wisdom and Understanding • Deuteronomy 4:6

Obedience produces so many wonderful things in our lives. It earns for us security in this life from the dangerous pitfalls of sin. It positions us in a place in life which God can freely bless us. Living a life of simple obedience also accomplishes something else in the life of a believer , obedience […]