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”

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. — Matthew 5:8 “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it?” We don’t always know ourselves well, but there is One who does and He tries our hearts—not so He can know us, because He knows us fully before we areContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”

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”

Will we Worship the Beast and His Image or Will we Worship the King of Kings?

I have some thoughts that contrast the seal of God with worship of the beast and his image and the mark of his name. These are my thoughts and not to be taken authoritatively. Maybe this will develop further, and the understanding will if this is understanding from the Lord. I’m not trying to beContinue reading “Will we Worship the Beast and His Image or Will we Worship the King of Kings?”

Get Behind Me, Satan

The idea of Christian suffering is heart-wrenching. I do not relish in it whatsoever. However, I do know that suffering in this life pales in comparison to the goodness sewn in the Kingdom of Heaven. I would rather see myself or someone I love to suffer in this short life and reap a great andContinue reading “Get Behind Me, Satan”

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”

Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. What does it mean, “knowledge of the holy is understanding?” I looked up different translations of the verse above, and I think we were on the right track yesterday; the best kind of knowledge is the knowledge of HeContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)”