From Without; From Within

My Bible reading for this day was Mark 7.  When you read the whole chapter you will see the teaching Jesus gives us started over accusations from the religious elite of His day over eating with unwashed hands according to their traditions.  The following verses are the teachings Jesus gives... "And when He had called … Continue reading From Without; From Within

The Question of David’s Son

The Pharisees claimed to believe the word of God.  They had attached many traditions to their beliefs and practices; and probably due to this had become blind to who Jesus was and is. Jesus asks the Pharisees a question they cannot answer.  In the following verses there is only one answer you can reach as … Continue reading The Question of David’s Son

The Law, the Prophets, and Jesus

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, 'Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled'. Whosoever therefore shall break one of … Continue reading The Law, the Prophets, and Jesus

When Troubled by Life’s Situations; Go to the LORD

Habakkuk did. "Art Thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, Thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, Thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest Thou upon … Continue reading When Troubled by Life’s Situations; Go to the LORD

Redeeming, Life Changing Love

"Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine."  Hosea 3:1  (KJB) The LORD again speaks to Hosea concerning his wife. Hosea received command … Continue reading Redeeming, Life Changing Love

I Will Not Be Enquired of by You

It does not sound encouraging, comforting, or motivational.  Does it?  Some elders of Israel in the captivity of Babylon came to Ezekiel the prophet seeking God's counsel.  They had not sought it before.  Now they show some interest. God is not our spare tire. Hear the word of the LORD... "And it came to pass … Continue reading I Will Not Be Enquired of by You

Confidence and a Place of Refuge

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death."  Proverbs 14:26-27  (KJB) I will let a sage of the past comment on these verses.  Matthew Henry has written,  "In these … Continue reading Confidence and a Place of Refuge