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”

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 Merciful

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. The mercy of God in Jesus Christ is an amazing thing. For most of my life, the mercy of God was just this fact of life that I did not think much about. Later in life, when I became more serious about the mercy I claimedContinue reading “Blessed are the Merciful”

Blessed are Those That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. – Matthew 5:6 As Christians, our righteousness comes from the blood of Jesus first and foremost. We have all sinned, and the way I tend to look at sin is our tendency to do things that bring death to thisContinue reading “Blessed are Those That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness”

Rest for our Soul?

Jesus says, “come to me all who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest to your soul.” Jesus says that he is “meek and lowly in heart.” Jesus says, “take my yoke upon you because my burden is easy and my yoke is light.” I want to think more about theseContinue reading “Rest for our Soul?”

Sin on All Sides, Death in Front, and Peace Within

What do you do, as a God-fearing Christian, when you are faced with a seemingly impossible scenario? If you go to the left, to the right, or turn back, there is sin. So, all you can do is move forward knowing that the steps you are taking are going to be painful and the endContinue reading “Sin on All Sides, Death in Front, and Peace Within”

Grace Means So Much More

Grace is often used interchangeably with the Christian ideas of mercy and forgiveness. Although these are aspects of grace, grace is not exclusively mercy. Grace is not exclusively forgiveness. More accurate is the understanding of grace as the “unmerited favor” of God. What does it mean to have the “unmerited favor” of God? If somethingContinue reading “Grace Means So Much More”

The Love of Many Gone Cold

The weather isn’t the only thing that’s been cold lately. I feel cold too. Cold hearted. It’s fitting that we see unusually low temperatures in my neck of the woods right now. Maybe God’s cooling me off, because though I feel cold hearted, I also burn with a lot of rage. I’m so ashamed andContinue reading “The Love of Many Gone Cold”

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Originally Posted on February 1, 2017 by Amanda at kindlingtruth.com There is much to be understood about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This article hopes to answer important questions you might have, though much more could be written on this subject. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a fundamental part of our walkContinue reading “The Baptism of the Holy Spirit”