See to it "that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled." Hebrews 12:15 ESV Today I faced a situation which brought to my mind the subject of bitterness, and so the Lord had me write a poem on that subject, and then he directed me to record … Continue reading A Root of Bitterness
Don’t Get Bitter, Get Better
Ephesians 4:30-32 ESV “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ … Continue reading Don’t Get Bitter, Get Better
Are You Embittered?
Psalms 73:1-3, 21-22 ESV A Psalm of Asaph. “Truly God is good to Israel,to those who are pure in heart.But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,my steps had nearly slipped.For I was envious of the arrogantwhen I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” “When my soul was embittered,when I was pricked in heart,I … Continue reading Are You Embittered?
Why Do They Rage?
Peter and John were under arrest for preaching about Jesus Christ and his gospel. The rulers in the temple of God took counsel against them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God … Continue reading Why Do They Rage?
From the Inside Out
Ephesians 4:25 ESV “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.” Truth is something severely lacking, not just in our culture, but in the church, too. It seems commonplace today for people, whether Christian or not, to lie to others. … Continue reading From the Inside Out
Straight Paths for Your Feet
In Hebrews 12 we are taught that we must get rid of every hindrance to our walks of faith which is weighing us down and is keeping us from walking in full surrender to our Lord. And we are to forsake every sin which clings closely to us, i.e., which is our habit (practice, addiction). … Continue reading Straight Paths for Your Feet
Don’t Be Gullible
Proverbs 14 ESV (Select vv) 2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. 5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful. Why is it that … Continue reading Don’t Be Gullible
Root of Bitterness Which Defiles
Hebrews 12:14 ESV “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” We are all to strive for peace and holiness. Thus, the peace we are to strive for with everyone can never compromise holiness. Holiness must always be what we hold on to. Peace should never … Continue reading Root of Bitterness Which Defiles
In The Day of Trouble
Lord, Be Gracious Psalm 86:1-7 ESV Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul … Continue reading In The Day of Trouble
For His Praise and Glory
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