Considering Proverbs 10:27

27 The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Sin is destructive. Those who do not fear God are often immersed in sinful living, so it is generally true that those who fear God will live longer lives. There are obvious cause-effect examples we can think of. If someone isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:27”

You are the Salt of the Earth…Nevertheless, I Have Somewhat Against Thee.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. – Matthew 5:13 Christians should have the savor of Christ: to them who live it isContinue reading “You are the Salt of the Earth…Nevertheless, I Have Somewhat Against Thee.”

Considering Proverbs 10:26

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. Have you ever worked with someone that didn’t want to hold up their end? Have you ever worked a job where you had to oversee a team, and someone on that team would not followContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:26”

Considering Proverbs 10:25

25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. You might remember the Parable of the Building on Rock and Sand. Jesus said that those who follow His teachings, such as those given during His Sermon on the Mount, will be as a man built on aContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:25”

Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 2

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the likeContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 2”

Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 1

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecutedContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 1”

Considering Proverbs 10:24

24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. What do the wicked fear? In this context, I don’t want to think of run-of-the-mill sinners. I want to think in terms of that which we war against as Christians: “principalities, powers, and rulers of darknessContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:24”

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9 The gospel of peace—which we are to walk in as according to Ephesians 6—is an instrument of our armor and warfare as Christians on this earth. What is the gospel of peace? How does walking in the gospel ofContinue reading “Blessed are the Peacemakers”

Considering Proverbs 10:23

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. I think most of us can think of times in our lives when we participated in ungodly behaviors for the fun of it. Especially during younger years. As we get a little older, and hopefully a little wiserContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:23”

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. — Matthew 5:8 “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it?” We don’t always know ourselves well, but there is One who does and He tries our hearts—not so He can know us, because He knows us fully before we areContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”