Perhaps Noah’s Obedience Seemed Senseless…. Until the Very Day It Began to Rain
Hebrews 11:7 (KJB) By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Choosing to trust God and follow Him in faith may seem idiotic and irrational to those who do not personally know Him. ...
Philippians 4:8 (KJB) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
This scripture verse contains a directive to guard and polish our thinking. Those who profess a relationship with Christ have agreed with God about sin and permitted Him to remove ...
Acts 1:7-8 (KJB) And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Leviticus 5:17 (KJB) And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
“I didn’t mean to do it…”
“It was an accident…”
“It wasn’t my fault…”
“I made a mistake…”
Oh, how easy it is to attempt to transfer or redirect guilt from self and place it squarely upon the shoulder ...
Acts 9:10-11 (KJB) And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth.
James 4:1 (KJB) From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Oh, the fighting and wars that rage on in the weakness of our flesh. A child of God desires to do the right thing in his heart, but a spiritual war adamantly rages in his flesh. Though he or she has been quickened with new spiritual life his or ...
John 18:10-11 (KJB) Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
Jesus Christ immediately rebuked Peter. Poor Peter, he is like many of us. Impulsive and quick to jump to his own ...
James 4:14 (KJB) Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Often a person can be high minded, thinking he knows exactly what will happen today, tomorrow, and far into the future. His life is a “cookie cutter life,” one that is all planned, prepared, and rolled out just exactly how he likes!
1 Peter 2:13-15 (KJB) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.