1 Corinthians 6:12-13 ESV “’All things are lawful for me,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful for me,’ but I will not be dominated by anything. ‘Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food’—and God will destroy both one and the other.” As followers of Jesus Christ we … Continue reading Loving God and Spouse
The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One
Children of God 1 John 3:1a ESV “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” How do we become children of God? By faith in Jesus Christ. But, this faith is not human faith. It is not a feeling or … Continue reading A Peculiar People
Psalm 31:1, 11-13 NASB “In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me… Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me. I … Continue reading Take Refuge in God
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
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! Psalm 119:1-3 ESV To be blameless in God’s sight is to walk in the law of … Continue reading Holiness Is
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. … Continue reading Conquering Sinful Addictions
There are a lot of people these days who are “cherry picking” scriptures which support their lifestyle choices, while they often ignore the context, as a whole, from which those scriptures are drawn. This first verse here in Romans 8 is one of those scriptures. For, these people assume they are “in Christ Jesus” merely … Continue reading Cherry Picking
An Original Work / October 26, 2019 It’s sad, you know, Watching someone you love Wandering so, Seeming to go nowhere. Each day’s no Different from the other. It’s the same old, same old Day after day after day. No purpose or direction Seems to be found. Just existing, Putting in their time. Sleep, awake, … Continue reading It’s Sad!
Galatians 6:1-3 ESV Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he … Continue reading Don’t Give Up!