Reward Her Even as She Rewarded You

I mentioned recently that I am taking some time away to sort out a problem I ran into when working on “These Things Saith He.” I am working on it, though, the demands of this life are weighing me down to a despairing degree. I am taking some steps to help carry it all better,Continue reading “Reward Her Even as She Rewarded You”

Something Isn’t Right, But Some Things Are

Have you ever been in the middle of a project and ran head-first into a brick wall? That’s kind of what just happened to me. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Though, walking into walls literally isn’t uncommon for me. As is my nature it seems, literally and metaphorically or spiritually, sometimes I get so focused onContinue reading “Something Isn’t Right, But Some Things Are”

Love Your Enemies

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children ofContinue reading “Love Your Enemies”

These Things Saith He – Overcoming Ephesus

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God (Revelation 2:7). What is it that Ephesus must overcome if they are to avoid having theirContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Overcoming Ephesus”

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”