You Too Must Repent • Matthew 7:4-5

You Too Must Repent • Matthew 7:4-5

The nation of Israel was far from being where they should be in relation to the Lord. Judges 19-21 reads like a study in how far we can drift away from God when we don’t have Him at the center of our lives. But as the nation addressed the rampant immorality in their brethren, God […]

Being Rich, Strong, and Mature • 2 Corinthians 6:4-10

Being Rich, Strong, and Mature • 2 Corinthians 6:4-10

Apostle Paul as a servant of God has suffered, endured and persevered throughout many afflictions, hardships and calamities… viewed as imposters, yet genuine; as unknown, yet well-known; dying and yet live on; punished, yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. As believers we belong […]

Precious Substance • Psalm 90:12

Precious Substance • Psalm 90:12

“So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” Depending how you were raised being wasteful was a serious offense, and most of us hate being wasteful but I’m concerned that most of us are wasting one of the most precious substances we have, TIME. What would […]

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 […]