Seed the Fell Among the Thorns

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them (Matthew 13:7). 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful (Matthew 13:22). This is the third statement thatContinue reading “Seed the Fell Among the Thorns”

Considering Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. – Proverbs 11:31 What does recompense mean? I understand this to mean, “repay” in the sense of giving someone what they are owed. We could also say that the righteous get what they have coming in this life, andContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:31”

Considering Proverbs 11:29

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. – Proverbs 11:29 When we do not take proper care for our own household, our lives become meaningless in the end, except that it might serve as an example of foolishness that the wiseContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:29”

The Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forthContinue reading “The Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower”

Sons of Amnon

There are many sons of Amnon in a spiritual sense in this world. They force evil onto others, motivated by their own lusts. Despite protests and warnings of their foolishness, they continue. Once the evil is done, they then hate those who they did evil unto, as represented by Tamar. There are many daughters ofContinue reading “Sons of Amnon”

Considering Proverbs 11:28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. – Proverbs 11:28 Inflation is a scary thing, and when we consider all the money that was paid out by our government in response to COVID, it’s no strange thing that inflation is what we face. We can speculateContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:28”

Looking at Luke 6

For the series, The Parables of Jesus: A House Built on Rock and Sand, we focused on the Sermon on the Mount as described in Matthew 5-7. There are some variations in the account given in Luke 6. I included these within the first few articles in this series, then I decided to focus onContinue reading “Looking at Luke 6”

Considering Proverbs 11:27

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. – Proverbs 11:27 I looked up this proverb in an online Strong’s KJV concordance because I thought something might be missing or difficult to understand from this translation, and I did get a slightly different impression. I readContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:27”

A House Built Upon a Rock

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And everyContinue reading “A House Built Upon a Rock”

Considering Proverbs 11:26

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. – Proverbs 11:26 This proverb brings to mind a parable that Jesus taught. We call this parable the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12). In this parable, Jesus describes a rich man whoContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:26”