Wise in Own Eyes

Isaiah 5:18-19 ESV “Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood,who draw sin as with cart ropes,who say: ‘Let him be quick,let him speed his workthat we may see it;let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,and let it come, that we may know it!’” There is an old hymn … Continue reading Wise in Own Eyes

Bring No More Vain Offerings

You People of Gomorrah Isaiah 1:10-11 ESV “Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! ‘What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed … Continue reading Bring No More Vain Offerings

The Modus Operandi of a Hypocrite

Job 8:11-15 ESV “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water? While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant. Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish. His confidence is severed, and his … Continue reading The Modus Operandi of a Hypocrite

Don’t Be a Hypocrite! Be Real!

Luke 12:1-3 ESV “In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be … Continue reading Don’t Be a Hypocrite! Be Real!

Don’t Play Games with God

No Longer Walk That Way! Ephesians 4:17-19 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 … Continue reading Don’t Play Games with God

Are Your Pleas for Mercy Genuine?

Psalms 143:1-4 ESV “Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. “For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has … Continue reading Are Your Pleas for Mercy Genuine?

Alive in Name Only

Revelation 3:1-3 ESV “I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If … Continue reading Alive in Name Only

Beware the Spreading Influence of Evil

Luke 12:1-3 ESV “In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be … Continue reading Beware the Spreading Influence of Evil

Shall I Accept that From Your Hand?

Where is God’s Honor? Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have … Continue reading Shall I Accept that From Your Hand?

Ought You not Rather to Mourn?

1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” Sexual … Continue reading Ought You not Rather to Mourn?