The Devil Does His Best Work When You Nap

November 30, 2020

The Devil Does His Best Work When You Nap

Matthew 13:25 (KJV) But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Jesus often used illustrations, or parables, to teach humanity about God. Here the danger of sin and careless living was filleted for them to gain a better understanding of the importance of savoring and serving God.  This parable tells about men who slept through a time when his service was needed ...

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Consider The Latter End

October 19, 2020

Consider The Latter End

Deuteronomy 32:27-30 (KJV) Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this. For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! How should one chase a thousand, ...

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The Apostle Paul Called These Two Women Out

April 16, 2021

The Apostle Paul Called These Two Women Out

Philippians 4:2 (KJV) I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

The Apostle Paul named these two women, Eudias and Syntyche, in his letter to the Philippian church.  Often Paul would name specific people in his letters, giving them greetings, but here he implored these two women to “be of the same mind in the Lord” or agree with God and each other.  These ...

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Job Was Vexed

April 15, 2021

Job Was Vexed

Job 19:2 (KJV) How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

Yesterday we looked at a verse about the vexing Lot experienced.  Today this verse concerns a man named Job being vexed.  Same word, same meaning, but this situation takes place in a different Old Testament life filled with applications for us this day.

The book of Job, may scholars conclude, is one of the oldest recorded books of the Bible.  This ...

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Lot Was Vexed

April 14, 2021

Lot Was Vexed

2 Peter 2:7-8 (KJV) And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.

These are interesting verses about Lot.  First, it tells us that Lot was just.  Lot is a righteous man who planted himself among corrupt individuals.  Yes, Lot chose to keep his friendships and living space among people who ...

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I Hope You Know

April 13, 2021

I Hope You Know

Romans 6:16 (KJV) Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The Apostle Paul was clearing up some confusion about serving sin and obeying God.  Though you may know that these two situations lie at opposing ends of the spiritual spectrum, sometimes it confounds folks willing to sit on the proverbial fence over seemingly ...

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A Temple Tax

April 12, 2021

A Temple Tax

Matthew 17:24-27 (KJV) And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are ...

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Appears To All

April 11, 2021

Appears To All

Titus 2:11-13 (KJV) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The gift of God is the salvation of lost souls.  I hope you also recognize that God has made this gift available to all ...

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Grace Of God Alone

April 10, 2021

Grace Of God Alone

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

God imparts salvation to humanity through faith alone.  God does not require works of righteousness, doing something nice, helping others in the name of God, or any other thing to bring His gift of salvation to any needy soul.  His grace alone is the fuel of ...

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Many And Never

April 09, 2021

Many And Never

Matthew 7:22-23 (KJV) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

I hope you know by now that in reading and studying scripture, context is everything. Many verses have applications for ancient times, and ...

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All Flesh Bless

April 08, 2021

All Flesh Bless

Psalm 145:21 (KJV) My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

David is fondly speaking about praising God.  David desires all souls adore God.  I hope you know that David’s desire matches God’s yearning for all humanity to worship and to love Him.  Since sin’s presence on this earth, God attempts to reach every soul with His gospel message. However, some choose to disregard ...

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You Do Not Have Much Time To Get It Right!

April 07, 2021

You Do Not Have Much Time To Get It Right!

James 4:14-15 (KJV) 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. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Life is short.  I am confident that many of you are personally familiar with at least one life tragically ...

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