Considering Proverbs 11:10-11

10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. 11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. It is generally true that people of a city or nation are glad when things go wellContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:10-11”

God Gives Strength, but We Don’t Always Notice.

It’s back again, as it custom every few weeks or so. The headaches. The muscle and joint aches and extreme fatigue. The nausea and appetite loss. The insomnia. The chest pain and arrhythmia. It’s the natural result of taking on too much, and taking on too much is my lot in life, it seems. GodContinue reading “God Gives Strength, but We Don’t Always Notice.”

Think of Others Before Yourself

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. – Matthew 5:41-42 We can look at these statements from Jesus as being literally true, but how often are we asked to walk aContinue reading “Think of Others Before Yourself”

Considering Proverbs 11:9

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. When we think of the word, “hypocrite” in English, we think of a person who says one thing but does another. Here, this word is translated from “chaneph,” which means a profane or godless person. The wicked love toContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:9”

These Things Saith He – Ephesus Overview

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hastContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Ephesus Overview”

Turn the Other Cheek

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. – Matthew 5:38-39 An eye for an eye. A tooth forContinue reading “Turn the Other Cheek”

These Things Saith He – Symbolism and Phrases Used in the Letters to the 7 Churches

Prophetic symbols and phrases convey ideas and meaning that goes beyond natural understanding. Some of these are explained explicitly while others are not, leaving room for interpretation based on what is revealed in scripture and by the Spirit of God. This chapter considers the interpretation of symbols and phrases seen throughout the letters to theContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Symbolism and Phrases Used in the Letters to the 7 Churches”

Considering Proverbs 11:8

The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.                        If I’m reading this correctly, this proverb states that the righteous are saved from trouble and the wicked take their place. There are stories we might think of, like the time when Haman was hung in gallows that he had preparedContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:8”

Praying for the Right Kind of Strength

Have you ever prayed for supernatural strength in some form? Maybe you want the strength of God to overcome an illness or some other form of physical ailment. Maybe you want to have the ability to work hard without feeling exhaustion. Maybe you want to find the strength to find a solution to a lifeContinue reading “Praying for the Right Kind of Strength”

Considering Proverbs 11:7

When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth. The wording of this is a little strange. We might say that when a wicked many dies, his hopes die with him. When he dies, the hope that others had in him also perishes. For example, a wicked leaderContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:7”