Psalm 119:161-163 “Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.” *Before I get into today’s lesson, I need to state this first. My husband and I agreed together … Continue reading Love and Respect
Psalm 119:92-93 “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.” In this life we will have trouble. We will face difficult challenges which try our faith. We will have wicked people who are out … Continue reading The Wicked Lie in Wait
2 Timothy 3:1-5, 8-9 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure … Continue reading Abusive and Heartless
The Bible has a lot to say about people who abuse others to their own advantage. But not all abuse is physical, and not all emotional abuse is something that can be proven. There is something called gaslighting, a tactic used by abusers to control others. It is good to be aware of this so … Continue reading Gaslighting
Psalm 24:1-2 ESV “The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.” Amen! God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – not only created the earth and all who dwell therein, but it belongs … Continue reading No More Fakery!
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
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
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
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
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?