I Found it Necessary

Jude 1:3-4 ESV “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, … Continue reading I Found it Necessary

Snake Filled Filthy Water

Psalms 73:1-3 ESV “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 arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” My husband and I live in an apartment complex with … Continue reading Snake Filled Filthy Water

An Abomination to the Lord

Proverbs 17:15 ESV “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” Who Does This? Who is it that justifies the wicked and that condemns the righteous? Surely it is Satan, but it is humans under the influence of Satan, too, and some of them … Continue reading An Abomination to the Lord

“Speak to us Smooth Things”

Isaiah 30:1-2 ESV “’Ah, stubborn children,’ declares the Lord, ‘who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading “Speak to us Smooth Things”

Their Actions are Against the Lord

Isaiah 3:8-9 NASB “For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their speech and their actions are against the Lord, To rebel against His glorious presence. The expression of their faces testifies against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have done … Continue reading Their Actions are Against the Lord

Where Do These Paths Take Us?

Matthew 7:13-14 NIV “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” What is this “narrow gate”? “Therefore Jesus said again, … Continue reading Where Do These Paths Take Us?

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

The Gospel Under Siege

Ephesians 4:17-24 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading The Gospel Under Siege

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