Considering Proverbs 11:29

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. – Proverbs 11:29 When we do not take proper care for our own household, our lives become meaningless in the end, except that it might serve as an example of foolishness that the wiseContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:29”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for Philadelphia

I usually begin scripture chapters with a verse that describes the main idea discussed within the letter to the church that we are considering. I’m struggling to find one that fits just right, because it seems that the main idea is multi-faceted and encapsules what it means to keep the word of the Lord’s patience—whichContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for Philadelphia”

Understanding and Doing Are Not the Same, But We Can Have Faith

There is a danger in public ministry, even if we have a blog that only a handful of people read. If we have a good gift and if we grow in our ability to use that gift, this might create an outward appearance of being more righteous than we are. I don’t like to writeContinue reading “Understanding and Doing Are Not the Same, But We Can Have Faith”

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”

Sons of Amnon

There are many sons of Amnon in a spiritual sense in this world. They force evil onto others, motivated by their own lusts. Despite protests and warnings of their foolishness, they continue. Once the evil is done, they then hate those who they did evil unto, as represented by Tamar. There are many daughters ofContinue reading “Sons of Amnon”

These Things Saith He – Becoming Philadelphia

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Becoming Philadelphia”

Considering Proverbs 11:28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. – Proverbs 11:28 Inflation is a scary thing, and when we consider all the money that was paid out by our government in response to COVID, it’s no strange thing that inflation is what we face. We can speculateContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:28”

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”