Are You Living a Double Life?

Galatians 2:11-14 ESV “But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along … Continue reading Are You Living a Double Life?

Heavy on My Heart

Romans 10:1-4 ESV “Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to … Continue reading Heavy on My Heart

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