February 15, 2019
Treasures or Troubles
Proverbs 15:6 (KJB) In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
This Proverb attempts to help us understand the difference between lasting prosperity and continual spiritual poorness. Now, this simple precept rings true whether a man is talking about the perpetual state of his spiritual health or the health of his secular state and finances.
When a man chooses to live righteously, the state of his life and ... Continue Reading →
February 09, 2019
Job Understood His Spiritual Poverty
Job 9:20 (KJB) If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
Though Job was an ancient man, he understood his own poverty. He knew that there was nothing in him or about him that was special or remarkable. Quite the opposite in fact. Job realized that apart from God he was nothing or had nothing of value in and of himself.
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December 15th, 2017
He Became Poor
2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJB) For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
When a man hears the word “poor” he most often thinks in term of financial poverty or a lack of funds. Financial woes are not the meaning of the word poor as used in this verse.
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October 10th, 2016
Reeling in “Spiritual Tyrants”
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. (3 John 9-10 KJV)
“Spiritual Tyrants” line the pews of churches. Persons of conflict are not new in ... Continue Reading →