Not Peace, But a Sword

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV [Jesus Christ said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's … Continue reading Not Peace, But a Sword

We are Certainly Blessed

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:1-3 ESV If we are poor in spirit, we are humble, not proud. … Continue reading We are Certainly Blessed

Our Hearts are Firm

Psalm 112:1-3 ESV “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” To fear the Lord is to show … Continue reading Our Hearts are Firm

Beware Pied Pipers

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 ESV “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will … Continue reading Beware Pied Pipers

Prayer of the Righteous

Proverbs 15 ESV (Select verses) A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. I am going to enter this subject here with fear and trembling, so please hear me out. First off, I am … Continue reading Prayer of the Righteous

Our Tears in His Bottle

Psalm 56:1-2 ESV “Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.” How is man trampling us, the people of the world, and the people of God who are of faith in Jesus … Continue reading Our Tears in His Bottle

The Will of My Adversaries

Psalm 27:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? “When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. “Though an army encamp against me, … Continue reading The Will of My Adversaries