Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

Proverbs 29:1, 10, 11 ESV 1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,     will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless     and seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,     but a wise man quietly holds it … Continue reading Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

Set Apart for God

Psalm 24:3-6 ESV “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the … Continue reading Set Apart for God

Knowledge and All Discernment

Philippians 1:9-11 ESV “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and … Continue reading Knowledge and All Discernment

Of the World or Of God?

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 ESV “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are … Continue reading Of the World or Of God?

Of the Spirit and Of Power

1 Corinthians 2:1 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.” There are many preachers today who have studied all the right ways of saying things in order to attract a following. They are usually smooth-tongued manipulators who are … Continue reading Of the Spirit and Of Power

To Do Your Will

Hebrews 10:4-10 ESV For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I … Continue reading To Do Your Will

Return Ye Unto God

The Israel of the Old Covenant is different from the Israel of the New Covenant in that they were God’s people by natural birth, whereas we are God’s children by spiritual birth. But we were/are both saved the same way, by faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, via repentance and obedience and submission to our … Continue reading Return Ye Unto God

Who’s Refining?

An Original Work / September 21, 2020 Drummers drumming. Singers humming. Look to God, for soon He’s coming. Nailers twisting. Snakers glistening. Gospel told. Is no one listening? Trappers trapping. Biters snapping. Pay attention. See what’s happening. Miners dining. Who’s refining? Barely no one. God’s opining.

The Lord, Our Keeper

Psalm 121 ESV I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor … Continue reading The Lord, Our Keeper