Archive for January, 2021

The Kiss of Death

January 31, 2021

The Kiss of Death

Hosea 13:1-2 (KJV) When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died. And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Here in these scriptures, literally, is a kiss of death.  What do I ...

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Whatsoever Mine Eyes Desired

January 30, 2021

Whatsoever Mine Eyes Desired

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 (KJV) And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under ...

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Deadly Deception

January 29, 2021

Deadly Deception

2 Thessalonians 2:11 (KJV) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

This verse summarizes the truth taught in the near preceding verses.  “For this cause,…” takes us back to what was the cause of this deadly delusion, rejection of the gospel message, choosing to follow the anti-christ in “that” day.

Humanity is naturally evil at heart, and for this reason, most souls delegitimize and reject the truth.  God desires that ...

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By The Wayside

January 28, 2021

By The Wayside

Luke 8:12 (KJV) Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

The wayside, I hope you know that this refers to the edge of the beaten-down pathway.  It is the common thoroughfare followed by spiritually lost and wayward hearts on this earth.  Many, if not all, these folks have heard about God.  However, this vital life-saving ...

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Gossip And Evil Speaking

January 27, 2021

Gossip And Evil Speaking

James 4:11-12 (KJV) Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

You are skating on thin ice with God if you do ...

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How Can We Sing In A Strange Land?

January 26, 2021

How Can We Sing In A Strange Land?

Psalm 137:2-4 (KJV) We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?

This Psalm was written during the Babylonian captivity by an unknown author inspired by God.  Its ...

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God’s Wisdom

January 25, 2021

God’s Wisdom

James 3:17 (KJV) But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

This scripture, along with wisdom, revealed in Proverbs, as Solomon fittingly sums up the understanding given of God.  In Proverbs, this wisdom is sometimes affectionately termed as “she” and shows the value and worth placed on God’s style of wisdom.

This particular verse from James’s book provides ...

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Whining And Complaining Is Not The Precedent

January 24, 2021

Whining And Complaining Is Not The Precedent

Philippians 2:14 (KJV) Do all things without murmurings and disputings.

Throughout this second chapter of Philippians, via the Apostle Paul, God gave us a pattern.  The crux of the matter is that we are to do all things without complaining despite any circumstance we find ourselves standing.  Whoa, this might seem challenging, or in humanistic thinking, near impossible to accomplish.

However, one must consider is that a child of God can do anything inside ...

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A Haughty Heart Wounds, But Love and Grace Heal

January 23, 2021

A Haughty Heart Wounds, But Love and Grace Heal

Philippians 2:3 (KJV) Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

I hope you understand that the state of your heart influences your relationship and service for God.  It affects the potential for livelihood in wounded and hurting hearts in this world.  A person who sees himself as having “arrived.”  Or as living in the pinnacle of Christianity while ...

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Heart Intention Matters

January 22, 2021

Heart Intention Matters

1 Corinthians 16:14 (KJV) Let all your things be done with charity.

Indeed, you understand that both the thought and intention of your heart matter much to God.  Do you whine and complain when you are helping others in need?  Does your lip service to God lack sincere love and devotion?  Do your actions, and the application of His truth match the timeless character of God?

Perhaps you are busy serving others only because you think you have ...

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