The 7 Churches of Revelation: Sardis

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for IContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Sardis”

Considering Proverbs 10:29

29 The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. I don’t know if I’m reading this correctly, but this seems to say that the way of the Lord brings strength to the upright and destruction to the wicked. This is true, whether I am misreading the proverbContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:29”

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”

Remember Who Loved Us First

I’ve always had the mindset that a person must repent before they can be forgiven. I think this is true to a degree. How can we approach someone for forgiveness if we don’t see and admit to our fault? It is also important to admit our faults to the people we harmed, because validating theirContinue reading “Remember Who Loved Us First”

The Hour of Temptation

What happens when you expose someone who is as a “white-washed tomb filled with dead man’s bones?” Sometimes they might rage at you in attempts to scare you off so that you will back down. Sometimes they polish their tomb so that it is as white and bright as possible, so that they can continueContinue reading “The Hour of Temptation”

Considering Proverbs 2:9-15

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 Who leave the pathsContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 2:9-15”