The Prayer of Sorrow

"The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal; and Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi: and Penuel … Continue reading The Prayer of Sorrow

Righteousness and Evil

"And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.  And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and … Continue reading Righteousness and Evil

When People Do What is Right in Their Own Eyes

"And, behold, there came an old man from his work out of the field at even, which was also of mount Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men of the place were Benjamites.  And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and … Continue reading When People Do What is Right in Their Own Eyes

Recognizing the True Prophet

"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 serve them;' thou shalt not hearken … Continue reading Recognizing the True Prophet

Wickedness; Its Condemnation; and Salvation by Grace

Reading for today in Genesis 4 - 6 "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at his heart. And … Continue reading Wickedness; Its Condemnation; and Salvation by Grace

Perilous Times – 2 Timothy 3:1-9

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of … Continue reading Perilous Times – 2 Timothy 3:1-9

What Jesus Preached and Taught

What did Jesus preach?  What did He teach?  To find the answer to that you must read the Gospels.  The first thing He preached is repentance.  That is a word we evidently do not like to hear today; but a necessary for us, none the less. Hear the word from Matthew's Gospel... "From that time … Continue reading What Jesus Preached and Taught

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

A Spiritual Awakening

Reading Daniel 7 - 9 today I once again noticed the prayer of Daniel.  A prayer of repentance; a prayer of recognition of the holiness and righteousness of God.  Though the prayer is for the sins of Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem it seems very powerful even for the Christian of 2018. I share Daniel's prayer … Continue reading A Spiritual Awakening

The Teaching of Rebellion

Jeremiah did not enjoy preaching the message which God gave him to preach.  He loved the people, the priests (they were members of his own family), the princes, and the kings.  He loved the temple and what it represented.  Most of all Jeremiah loved God and His commandments. When Hananiah the prophet preached that God … Continue reading The Teaching of Rebellion