Preserved Words Bible Studies a Part of First Love Ministries Guest Post Series
Song of Solomon – Kisses and Wine
Song 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:
for thy love is better than wine.
Immediately we are faced with the taming of the Western, Americanized dirty mind-set. Know that influence, and remind yourself of it all through your reading and study of this book! Live, think, and study… above that gutter plain. It is a shame we have to ... Continue Reading →
July 14, 2020
Not With Us
Luke 9:49-50 (KJB) And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Sadly, this sounds all too familiar, “he followeth not with us…”
How often might a person hear such talk, like found in these verses above when attending a worship service? Something like “don’t worship with that ... Continue Reading →
July 13, 2020
A Sentence Takes Time
Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 (KJB) Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as ... Continue Reading →
July 12, 2020
The Lasting Cost Of Rejecting Christ
Revelation 21:8 (KJB) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
This scripture verse lists several descriptive words concerning potential states of the heart. Though these particular words may seem to describe people who are spiritually worse off than you, the reality is that these words can be used to convey the ... Continue Reading →
July 11, 2020
Glory or Grunge
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (KJB) For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not ... Continue Reading →
July 10, 2020
Alive Through His Spirit
Romans 8:13 (KJB) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
The Spirit and the flesh reside at opposing ends of the eternal spiritual spectrum. No person can feed both his flesh and his spirit and submit to the will of God. At one end of this scale lies fellowship with God and eternal life. However, at the opposing end, it is only sin, ... Continue Reading →
July 09, 2020
Romans 6:12 (KJB) Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Indeed, a sincere child of God is alive to Christ and dead to the desires of his flesh. This verse tells us that a mortal body will continue to pine and posture towards sin in this world. However, a regenerated soul desires what God desires and serves what pleases God, rather than himself despite any craving of his or her flesh.
This spiritual ... Continue Reading →
July 08, 2020
A Friend Named Judas
Matthew 26:48-50 (KJB) Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
We can learn a lot about friendship and regard for others from both Jesus and Judas. Though they lived at opposite ends ... Continue Reading →
July 07, 2020
Proverbs 27:6 (KJB) Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
This proverb contains vital truth. A sincere friend is one who will elect to wound you with the truth if necessary rather than agree with you in deceit. A friend is one who shares in your best interest, even if that means he must present painful facts to you that perhaps you do not want to hear.
On the other hand, an enemy may try ... Continue Reading →
July 06, 2020
Honor Sons Above God, Not
1 Samuel 2:27-29 (KJB) And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house? 28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy ... Continue Reading →