Seed the Fell Among the Thorns

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them (Matthew 13:7). 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful (Matthew 13:22). This is the third statement thatContinue reading “Seed the Fell Among the Thorns”

Seed That Fell Upon Stony Places

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away (Matthew 13:5-6). 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same isContinue reading “Seed That Fell Upon Stony Places”

Seed That Fell by the Wayside

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up (Matthew 13:3-4). When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wickedContinue reading “Seed That Fell by the Wayside”

The Father is Wise in Hiding His Son from Us

Before I received the Holy Spirit, I remember thinking that if I had the Spirit of God within me, then I would have Jesus with me all the time and I would not feel alone anymore. Feeling alone in this world has been a constant for most of my life, and I assume that theContinue reading “The Father is Wise in Hiding His Son from Us”

The Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forthContinue reading “The Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower”

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”

Envy is a Hell of a Thing

Envy is a hell of a thing. Would you be surprised to know… The Red Dragon’s heart is not red, but green? Sick. Sick. Sick with envy. Envy is a hell of a thing. For envy, Cain slew Abel. Abel’s blood ran red and cried out to God. Envy is a hell of a thing.Continue reading “Envy is a Hell of a Thing”

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 11:25

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”