What is the Hope of the Hypocrite?

"Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, God liveth, hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, hath vexed my soul; all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid that I should justify you: till … Continue reading What is the Hope of the Hypocrite?

Burdened for GOD’S Glory and Power

"And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, and said, 'I beseech Thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and … Continue reading Burdened for GOD’S Glory and Power

Who is Able to Build Him an House?

"And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.  And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.  And Solomon sent to Huram the king … Continue reading Who is Able to Build Him an House?

The Peril of Not Calling on the LORD

"And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.  And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their … Continue reading The Peril of Not Calling on the LORD

A Mother’s Work is Never Done

In appreciation of our Mothers and Mothers everywhere. Thank you Cameron Cloud for sharing this.

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A Mother’s Work is Eternal

When we talk about the work of a mother it is tempting to focus on the physical actions of mothering. After all that’s the most obvious burden a mother carries – the constant cleaning, cooking, care-taking, comforting – the mundane motherly tasks that seem to mindlessly fill her days. That labor in itself is admirable and as the old cliche says – “never done.” But the role of a mother transcends the work she performs, and it is inadequate to praise her for those alone.

A mother is an indispensable element in the intricate, even delicate emotional balance of a family. She contributes the complementary femininity that interacts complexly with her husband’s masculinity. She provides the ballast of maturity that serves as a counter-weight to her child’s childishness. She is a stabilizing force to the pull of the family’s varied dispositions. She is the…

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The King, The Man of GOD, and The Prophet

"And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.  And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, 'O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; 'Behold, a child shall be born … Continue reading The King, The Man of GOD, and The Prophet

When a King, a Man, Suffers the Consequences of His Sin

"And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.  And the king said … Continue reading When a King, a Man, Suffers the Consequences of His Sin

Victories Empowered by the Resurrection

"Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then our preaching vain, and your faith also vain. Yes, and … Continue reading Victories Empowered by the Resurrection

When the Glory of GOD is Not Honored By His People

"And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, 'What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? Tell us with what shall we send it to its place.' And they said, 'If you send away the … Continue reading When the Glory of GOD is Not Honored By His People