It is a great endeavor and an adventure to read the Bible through in a year; or quicker if you choose to do so. With some more effort a slow reader, such as myself, can read it through in three months. A little less effort to read through the Scriptures in six months. For a … Continue reading Do You Like Assignments?
"Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and … Continue reading Be Careful to Maintain Good Works
We read the Song of Solomon, sometimes called the Song of Songs this morning, chapters 1 - 8. The title reflects on what the lesson on today. I want you to note the difference between chapter 8 verse 4, and chapter 2 verse 7, and chapter 3 verse 5. These three verses are the refrain … Continue reading A Refrain, and a Reminder
Psalms 84 and 85 are songs written for the sons of Korah. Now unless you are familiar with their story the Psalms for them will not mean too much to you. You will find their story in Numbers 16. Let me suggest that you go and read that, then the Psalms for the sons of … Continue reading Will God Give Us Revival Again?
"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. O fear the LORD, ye His saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing." Psalm 34:8-10 (KJB) … Continue reading The Man is Blessed Who Trusts in the LORD
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; and the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give … Continue reading The Mighty Almighty
"Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 (KJV)
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. … Continue reading God’s Protection for His People
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell … Continue reading When the Backslider Returns
"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— For your love is better than wine. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you. Draw me away!" Song of Solomon 1:2 (NKJV)
"And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods. But who is able to build Him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? Who am I then, that I should build Him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before Him?" 2 Chronicles … Continue reading Great is Our God
“You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother. And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall remain with … Continue reading The Good Brother and Neighbor
"For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, … Continue reading The Ministry of the Pastor
Today's Reading: Deuteronomy 12 - 14 "If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us … Continue reading A Prophet, or a Dreamer
Today's Reading: Deuteronomy 10 - 11 "And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments … Continue reading What is Required?