Prayer of the Righteous

Proverbs 15 ESV (Select verses) A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. I am going to enter this subject here with fear and trembling, so please hear me out. First off, I am … Continue reading Prayer of the Righteous

I Shall Not Want

Psalm 23:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Because the Lord Jesus is my Shepherd, I am not lacking in any good … Continue reading I Shall Not Want

The Wisdom of Spiritual Discernment

One Who Seeks Only Rebellion Proverbs 17:9-11 ESV “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool. An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.” Although … Continue reading The Wisdom of Spiritual Discernment

Confession of an Addict

Disclaimer: This is not an actual letter to you by anyone in particular. But, it serves as a model of a letter of confession by an addict who is attempting to be honest and to come clean regarding his true motives and intentions, and regarding his true heart attitudes and behaviors. For this person, though, … Continue reading Confession of an Addict

Love or Lust?

An Original Work / August 11, 2019 Love or lust? Do you know? What’s your answer? Does it show? Who gets hurt? Do you care? Others’ feelings You aware? Selfish fling? It’s your thing? Nowhere honest, You’re the king? Private chats Behind backs. Keep things hidden. No one cracks? Selfish gain Is your chain. Self’s … Continue reading Love or Lust?

Give Me Understanding

Psalm 119:33-35 ESV Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. We need the Lord to teach … Continue reading Give Me Understanding

Our Hope Secure

Psalm 119:81-87 ESV My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word. My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?” For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those … Continue reading Our Hope Secure