The Child of Bathsheba That Died

This morning I read in 2 Samuel 12 concerning the death of David’s son that was conceived in adultery with Bathsheba. As many of us with the Holy Spirit experience, the Lord sometimes leads us to scripture then provides an interpretation that parallels a present-day event. Here is the lesson that came to mind. AsContinue reading “The Child of Bathsheba That Died”

Beware of False Prophets

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannotContinue reading “Beware of False Prophets”

These Things Saith He – Philadelphia Overview

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Philadelphia Overview”

Considering Proverbs 11:25

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. What is a liberal soul? Based on the context, it seems to mean a soul that has a giving nature. Water might indicate blessing, so we could also say that a person who generously blesses others will be blessedContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:25”

The Narrow Way

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. – Matthew 7:13-14 There areContinue reading “The Narrow Way”

A Look at Postmodernism and How to Fight It

What is postmodernism? If you’re like I was before today, you might not be able to answer that question outright. Or, maybe you can. I’m falling way behind here, I know. Whether you can or cannot, we all recognize the ideas contained within postmodernism because they heavily influence our culture today. I have experienced itContinue reading “A Look at Postmodernism and How to Fight It”

Considering Proverbs 11:24

There is that scatterth, and yet increaseth: and there is that whitholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The more we give, the greater the increase. The more we withhold for ourselves, the greater the poverty. It might seem like keeping good things to ourselves will make us rich because giving awayContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:24”

It’s Hard to Not Let Them Consume You.

It’s hard to live among the godless. It’s hard to accept that such a person exists. There are people who really do not care about anyone or anything unless it benefits them in some way. There really are people who do not truly value others or themselves. They have no real understanding of consequences orContinue reading “It’s Hard to Not Let Them Consume You.”

Do to Others as You Would Have Them Do to You

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. – Matthew 7:12 Treat others the way you’d want to be treated. The “golden rule” came from Jesus first, and this is a good rule to live by. AlthoughContinue reading “Do to Others as You Would Have Them Do to You”

Considering Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. – Proverbs 11:23 I’m not sure how to read this proverb. Is it saying that the righteous should expect to receive good, or is it saying that the righteous focus on that which is good? Is it saying thatContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:23”