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
James 1:19-21 ESV “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” … Continue reading It’s What We Do
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm … Continue reading For His Praise and Glory
James 1:2-4 ESV Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Trials of Various Kinds Are you going through a trial right … Continue reading Knowing and Doing
Scenario: The church at large, particularly here in the USA, though not the entire church, or every individual believer in Jesus Christ, has adapted itself to a false grace gospel. This gospel has all the appearance of being the true gospel, but it is deceptive, for it is a half-truth gospel promising people a false … Continue reading Unmet Expectations
As I was praying about what the Lord Jesus would have me write this evening, for I knew he was giving me another devotional to write, he put in my mind this passage of scripture found in Proverbs 6:6 (KJV): “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” “A sluggard is … Continue reading Don’t Be a Slacker!
Please don’t hate me because I think differently from you on some things, or because I don’t celebrate Jesus Christ in all the same ways in which you do, or because my understanding of what scripture teaches may be a little bit different from yours. For, we both claim to believe in Jesus Christ, and … Continue reading Please Don’t Hate Me!
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 6:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “To Be Like Him.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Proverbs 15 (quoting select vv. NASB). Good and Evil 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good. 8 The … Continue reading He is Watching
Monday, October 2, 2017, 9:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord, I Need You.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Proverbs 29 (Select vv. NASB). Stiff-Necked and Ensnared 1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy. 3 A man … Continue reading Light to the Eyes
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 5:14 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Full Release.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read James 1:19-27 (ESV). Quick to Hear (vv. 19-21) Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger … Continue reading Do We Forget?