Considering Proverbs 11:18

18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. Sin is deceitful because it often promises some semblance of good or enjoyment in the short-term, but there is no real substance to be gained from sin. However, when we do well, we can expect lasting gain. ThisContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:18”

Lessons from Ananias and Saphira

Have you read the story in the Bible about the couple that was struck down dead for lying to the Holy Spirit? I want to write this post as a follow up to my previous post, All In. There is a story in the Bible of a husband and wife who claimed to be “allContinue reading “Lessons from Ananias and Saphira”

Considering Proverbs 11:17

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. We can think of examples of this proverb within our society today. There are many cruel ideas and cruel people in the world who are quick to cast blame at others, falsely accuse others, and push forContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:17”

Where Your Treasure is, There Will Your Heart Be Also (Part 2)

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart beContinue reading “Where Your Treasure is, There Will Your Heart Be Also (Part 2)”

Where Your Treasure is, There Will Your Heart Be Also (Part 1)

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart beContinue reading “Where Your Treasure is, There Will Your Heart Be Also (Part 1)”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for Pergamos

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:Continue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for Pergamos”

These Things Saith He – Overcoming Pergamos

17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. The sins ofContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Overcoming Pergamos”

Considering Proverbs 11:16

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. This proverb speaks strongly to the culture of our nation. Or rather, the opposite of this proverb. An ungracious woman is dishonored: and weak men are impoverished. It seems to me that our nation is full of ungracious women and weak men, so it isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:16”

These Things Saith He – Pergamos Overview

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was myContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Pergamos Overview”

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.”