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.

Spirit of Truth or spirit of error?

1 John 4:1-3 ESV “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and … Continue reading Spirit of Truth or spirit of error?

Contending for The Faith

Perverting the Grace of God 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 … Continue reading Contending for The Faith

Steadfastness of Devotion

James 5:1-6 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading Steadfastness of Devotion

Insatiable for Sin

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will … Continue reading Insatiable for Sin

Walk in The Good Way

Here in Jeremiah 6 we have another picture of God’s people living in adultery against God, in idolatry, and in utter wickedness. And, again the picture is one of hardened hearts which will not listen to the Lord, for they take no pleasure in the instructions of God. Although the Lord has been warning his … Continue reading Walk in The Good Way

Seek the Welfare

Jeremiah 29:7 ESV “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Where does the Lord have you in this life? Where has he placed you? He has a reason for you to … Continue reading Seek the Welfare

The Way of Truth

Do Not Love Worldliness 1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not … Continue reading The Way of Truth

Live For Jesus

Tossed To and Fro Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, … Continue reading Live For Jesus

Examine What You Hear

Do Also to Them Matthew 7:12 ESV “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” This is another one of those verses that must be read in context, not just of the chapter, but of the whole of the New Testament, … Continue reading Examine What You Hear