Many Honor God with Their Lips and Not Their Heart

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” In a recent post, I said that our words matter because they testify to God and to man what is in our hearts. I try to meditate on the things I write so that I can catch errors or explain more fully things that IContinue reading “Many Honor God with Their Lips and Not Their Heart”

The Pain Behind the Pride

I see it. The pain behind your pride. I see it because this was me too. I’m sure there are traces remaining. How strange it was to discover that I had pride. I was always so insecure. Then I realized, pride and insecurity are good friends. Insecurity seeks to be relieved through pride, but prideContinue reading “The Pain Behind the Pride”

Covet Christ

Paul the Apostle told the Corinthians to “covet the greater gifts.” I certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from seeking gifts of the Spirit. However, I cannot help but think about something else that is true, and that is the fact that all things will one day pass away as they make room for theContinue reading “Covet Christ”

Murder As Defined By Jesus: Part 1

21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to hisContinue reading “Murder As Defined By Jesus: Part 1”

I Would Rather Be Weak in Flesh and Strong in Spirit

Maybe this is the fever that has wracked my mind today talking, or the maybe it’s many weeks without adequate rest, or perhaps it is the heart issue I’ve had since childhood that seems to be taking its toll on my body. Maybe it is the years of mental anguish. Or, maybe it is heartacheContinue reading “I Would Rather Be Weak in Flesh and Strong in Spirit”

Jesus Wept Over Jerusalem

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall notContinue reading “Jesus Wept Over Jerusalem”

Considering Proverbs 10:30

30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. When reading passages about “the righteous” and “the wicked,” it makes me thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus and the work He does in us. We are all “the wicked.” That’s why we need Him. Without Him, there is nothing butContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:30”

Exercising in Truth

Originally Posted at KindlingTruth by Amanda on April, 23 2018 It can be easy for us to become carried away with things pertaining to the “end times.” Sometimes it’s just a matter of interest. Other times we might become fearful because of some teaching we have heard or because of current events. This article isContinue reading “Exercising in Truth”

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”

You Want to Fight for God? Get the Beam out of Your Own Eye First.

There are some who can be very gung-ho about going after “false” Christians, the Great Whore of Mystery Babylon, going on Spirit of Jezebel witch hunts, and the like. In one sense, those who are faithful to the word of God and the teachings of the gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ as givenContinue reading “You Want to Fight for God? Get the Beam out of Your Own Eye First.”