He Satisfies the Longing Soul

Psalm 107:4-9 ESV “Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell … Continue reading He Satisfies the Longing Soul

The Wisdom of Spiritual Discernment

One Who Seeks Only Rebellion Proverbs 17:9-11 ESV “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool. An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.” Although … Continue reading The Wisdom of Spiritual Discernment

Seek Good, Not Evil

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said. Amos 5:14 ESV You who profess faith in Jesus Christ, who claim him as your Lord and Savior, but who do not honor him, submit to him, or walk in … Continue reading Seek Good, Not Evil

A Return to Slavery

“O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what … Continue reading A Return to Slavery

Hypocritical Oaths

The Lord is having me look this morning at the subject of hypocrisy, and he is leading me to read Matthew 23. But, it is a very long passage of scripture, so I am going to summarize it in a list of the characteristic traits of hypocrites, and then I will share Jesus’ words of … Continue reading Hypocritical Oaths

An Enemy of God

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, … Continue reading An Enemy of God

True Israel

The children of Israel in the days of Isaiah, the prophet, were in a unique situation never to be equaled again once Jesus Christ, their (our) Messiah, came to earth, died on a cross for the sins of the world, rose again, ascended back to heaven, and sent his Holy Spirit to indwell his followers. … Continue reading True Israel

The Restless

“But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “’Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in … Continue reading The Restless

God’s Plans for Us

Within the church today, at least here in America, we have people who are preaching “feel good” messages to the people, telling them that they can “believe” in Jesus, that nothing is required of them, and that heaven is guaranteed them when they die, and that nothing bad will happen to them, and even that … Continue reading God’s Plans for Us

ONLY GOD AND LORD

Isaiah 46:1-2 ESV Bel bows down; Nebo stoops; Their idols are on beasts and livestock; These things you carry are borne As burdens on weary beasts. They stoop; they bow down together; They cannot save the burden, But themselves go into captivity. God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is the one and only … Continue reading ONLY GOD AND LORD