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”

The Father is Wise in Hiding His Son from Us

Before I received the Holy Spirit, I remember thinking that if I had the Spirit of God within me, then I would have Jesus with me all the time and I would not feel alone anymore. Feeling alone in this world has been a constant for most of my life, and I assume that theContinue reading “The Father is Wise in Hiding His Son from Us”

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”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for Philadelphia

I usually begin scripture chapters with a verse that describes the main idea discussed within the letter to the church that we are considering. I’m struggling to find one that fits just right, because it seems that the main idea is multi-faceted and encapsules what it means to keep the word of the Lord’s patience—whichContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for Philadelphia”

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”