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”

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”

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.”

5 Choices That I Hope My Adult Sons Will Make

Life can be hard. It can be especially hard when we don’t have proper guidance as children and young adults. We make foolish choices, often in youth, that negatively impact our entire lives. My sons have dealt with some blow-back from the foolish choices I have made. We do alright, but some things are justContinue reading “5 Choices That I Hope My Adult Sons Will Make”

What is Distracting You from Jesus?

How do we develop “ears to hear?” Jesus says that if we seek, we will find. He speaks to us by the Holy Spirit, but we have to become practiced at this because it can be difficult to hear that “still small voice” and learn to discern His voice from our own. If we continueContinue reading “What is Distracting You from Jesus?”

God be merciful to me a sinner.

9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other menContinue reading “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Reasonable Service

What does it mean to offer yourself as a living sacrifice? In the context of Romans 12, I think it means that we are to sacrifice our sense of self-importance for the sake of serving the brethren in Christ. Our natural mind can be one of self-preservation to the exclusion of caring for the needsContinue reading “Reasonable Service”

1 Timothy 6: Trust Not in Uncertain Riches

6 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakersContinue reading “1 Timothy 6: Trust Not in Uncertain Riches”

It’s Hard Not to Look Back

57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 And heContinue reading “It’s Hard Not to Look Back”