Self-Image Reformation Part 1: Introduction

It is amazing how easy it is for a person to create a false image of themselves and believe in that image. What goes into this image? From our early childhood onward, we develop an idea of who we are and who we should be. Our parents and other family members influence who we thinkContinue reading “Self-Image Reformation Part 1: Introduction”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 2: Should Christians Expect Chastisement?

Should Christians expect chastisement from God? This can be a confusing topic. As Christians, we are counted as righteous before God through the blood of Jesus. Our sins are paid in full and we are forgiven. There is also a scripture in Isaiah 53 stating that Jesus bore our chastisement. Here is an excerpt: 3 HeContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 2: Should Christians Expect Chastisement?”

Considering Proverbs 3:31-32

31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. 32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous. If you are concerned about corrupt leaders and abuse of power commonly seen in the world of business, government, and religion, then this writing is for you. If you areContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:31-32”

Considering Proverbs 3:29-30

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. 30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. I don’t know if I’m reading this correctly, but that first verse seems to say that we should not plan evil against our neighbor who is living securely. ThisContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:29-30”

Considering Proverbs 3:27-28

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. 28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. This seems like a simple enough thing to do. If we knowContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:27-28”

Considering Proverbs 3:21-26

21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. 24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:21-26”

Considering Proverbs 3:19-20

19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. The purpose of the creation is to “bring many sons of God to glory.” When God created the heavens and the earth, He had us in mind.Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:19-20”

Considering Proverbs 3:13-18

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of daysContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:13-18”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 1: Introduction

Do Christians experience chastisement from God? What about suffering? There are different ideas about these topics, and I expect these ideas to come up in the future, so I think it is worth looking into. There are multiple perspectives and teachings about the chastisement of God and suffering in the life of a Christian. IContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 1: Introduction”

Considering Proverbs 3:11-12

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. The blood of Jesus forgives our sins when we put our faith in Him. Why then should we need correcting?   There is an aspect ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:11-12”