Shall I Accept that From Your Hand?

Where is God’s Honor? Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have … Continue reading Shall I Accept that From Your Hand?

From Now on Sin no More

John 8:1-6 ESV “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they … Continue reading From Now on Sin no More

And Forsaking all Others

Matthew 19:3-6 ESV “And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?’ He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother … Continue reading And Forsaking all Others

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?

The Seductions of an Adulteress

Proverbs 6:6, 9 ESV “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise… How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?” This lesson, this instruction in wisdom, is not for the person who makes no profession of faith in Jesus Christ. It is for the … Continue reading The Seductions of an Adulteress

Lies May Sound Good, But…

And Walk in LoveEphesians 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” As the beloved children of God, we are to be becoming like Jesus in thought, word, and deed. For, if … Continue reading Lies May Sound Good, But…

Love Does No Wrong to a Neighbor

Love One Another Romans 13:8-10 ESV “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: … Continue reading Love Does No Wrong to a Neighbor

Straight Talk

Give God Your Heart Proverbs 23:26-28 ESV “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.” This instruction isn’t just for men, or just for … Continue reading Straight Talk

Sin is a Heart Issue

Matthew 5:27-28 ESV “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Sin is a heart issue. “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual … Continue reading Sin is a Heart Issue

Unless You Fail the Test

Summary 2 Corinthians 1-12 The Corinthian church was riddled with sin, especially sexual immorality, I believe. It was questionable, thus, as to the legitimacy of everyone’s faith. So, Paul encouraged them to be reconciled to God, and he urged them not to receive God’s grace in vain. He also urged them to return to him … Continue reading Unless You Fail the Test