November 15th, 2018
Pleasure in Submitting to God
1 John 5:3 (KJB) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
It is not possible to profess a love for God and live in spiritual opposition to Him. Sincere love for God includes agreeing with His holy estimations. A child of God aligns himself with God rather than existing against Him.
Love for God unites hearts. Hate for things of God divides a man away ... Continue Reading →
Deborah was the wife of Lapidoth and little else about her personal life is mentioned in the biblical account of her life; including no details of her marriage other than the name of her husband and no mention if there were any children. The biblical account speaks most of all about her duty as a judge and prophet in ancient biblical times of the Old Testament.
The leadership and foresight of Deborah helped to purchase Israel forty years of peace ... Continue Reading →
December 27th 2014
Living in submission to God is the opposite of living in enmity to the things of God according to the world’s values.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 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. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may ... Continue Reading →
“Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” (John 4:9 KJV)
The Jews and the Samaritans were living in opposition and hatred towards each other. This tension was a mix of religious, social, and territorial anger and disdain for one another. This contempt and social shunning escalated into what would be considered ... Continue Reading →