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”

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”

Beware of False Prophets

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannotContinue reading “Beware of False Prophets”

These Things Saith He – Philadelphia Overview

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Philadelphia Overview”

Considering Proverbs 11:25

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. What is a liberal soul? Based on the context, it seems to mean a soul that has a giving nature. Water might indicate blessing, so we could also say that a person who generously blesses others will be blessedContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:25”