Wisdom or Folly? You Choose!

Proverbs 22:3 ESV “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” The Simple Go On I was reminded this evening of an old secular song called, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” But true love is not something you just fall into, for you can just as easily … Continue reading Wisdom or Folly? You Choose!

What the World Needs Now is Love

If you are reading this, you are probably on the internet. So, if you are able, get a hold of a Bible, or get on biblegateway.com, or on biblehub.com, or on any other site where you can read the Bible in context, and read all of 1st John, the whole book. It is short, so … Continue reading What the World Needs Now is Love

How to Celebrate Love

On our American calendars, this day, the 14th of February of every year, is marked as “Valentine’s Day.” It is a day of celebration of love where those in romantic and love relationships, and including married couples, usually express their affection for one another with mushy romantic greeting cards, with gifts, and sometimes with a … Continue reading How to Celebrate Love

Rejoice Not in Wrongdoing But in Truth

“Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing but it rejoices in the truth” (v 6). 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, … Continue reading Rejoice Not in Wrongdoing But in Truth

Having the Same Love

Philippians 2:1-4 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility … Continue reading Having the Same Love

Wounds of a Friend or Kisses of an Enemy?

A Haughty Spirit Proverbs 27:1-2 ESV “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” We read in Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” If we … Continue reading Wounds of a Friend or Kisses of an Enemy?

With 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 With Knowledge and All Discernment

Let us Love One Another

1 John 4:7-8 ESV “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” What is love? God is love. So love prefers what God prefers which is all that … Continue reading Let us Love One Another

What Accords with Sound Doctrine

Titus 2:1 ESV “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” What is “sound doctrine”? Sound means whole, healthy, pure, and uncorrupted. And doctrine is Christian teaching (instruction) that is to be applied to our lives as is necessary for our walks of faith in Jesus Christ in holiness and righteousness and in … Continue reading What Accords with Sound Doctrine