Faithful the Wounds of a Friend

Proverbs 27:1 ESV “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” We should always make our plans lightly, always with the thought that what we have planned could be undone in an instant. For not one of us knows what tomorrow will bring us. We may have our … Continue reading Faithful the Wounds of a Friend

Submit Yourselves Therefore to God

Addiction to Sin James 4:1-3 ESV “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. … Continue reading Submit Yourselves Therefore to God

Broken Hearts

Oh, how hearts breaking. Sinners are faking, Lies they are making, Love they’re forsaking. Broken hearts aching. Liars pretending, And not hearts mending, And not love sending, Sin they’re defending, Truth they are bending. Shooting their arrows, Not good bedfellows, Not on road narrow, Lies they do swallow, All this foreshadowed. Immoral are they, E’en … Continue reading Broken Hearts

A People Laden with Iniquity

Isaiah 1:2-3 ESV “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: ‘Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand’.” Under the Old Covenant, God’s … Continue reading A People Laden with Iniquity

Sexual Immorality among Professing Christians

My husband Rick and I are in a place where many people are also situated, more people than most realize, and it isn’t a physical place, but it is in a marriage situation where one spouse is or was a sex addict and the other is not. Both are professing Christians, though, but one has … Continue reading Sexual Immorality among Professing Christians

My Eyes Shed Streams of Tears

Psalms 119:129-131 ESV “Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.” I do love the word of God! I think that when I really fell in love with the … Continue reading My Eyes Shed Streams of Tears

Men, Love Your Wives

In America, today is a day we traditionally celebrate our human fathers. The day is referred to as “Father’s Day,” so I am going to focus more today on the role of the husband and father than I am on the role of the wife and mother. And actually that is appropriate because the man … Continue reading Men, Love Your Wives

Ought You Not Rather to Mourn?

1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” Sexual … Continue reading Ought You Not Rather to Mourn?

Sensual Pleasures at War Within You

James 4:1-3 ESV “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and … Continue reading Sensual Pleasures at War Within You

Not the Slightest Suggestion

Call It What It Is Ephesians 5:3-4 ESV “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Now, the intention here is … Continue reading Not the Slightest Suggestion