Deuteronomy 13:1-3 ESV “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you … Continue reading Those Who Tempt Others to Sin
Tempted by the Devil
Led up by the Spirit Matthew 4:1 ESV “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Compare this to this passage of Scripture in Isaiah 53:10: Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his … Continue reading Tempted by the Devil
Only Fools Rush In
There is an old secular song which seems to keep popping up here and there whenever I am on the internet lately which says this: Can't Help Falling in Love By George David Weiss / Hugo E. Peretti / Luigi Creatore Wise men sayOnly fools rush inBut I can't help falling in love with youShall … Continue reading Only Fools Rush In
The Battle of the Mind
Psalms 119:9 ESV “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” The Battle We Face It isn’t just young men who need to keep their way pure. We all do. And in today’s world it is getting harder and harder for the young and the old to … Continue reading The Battle of the Mind
For Our Instruction
The Rock was Christ 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 ESV “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank … Continue reading For Our Instruction
Door A or B?
1 Timothy 6:6-10 ESV “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many … Continue reading Door A or B?
Let God Be God
Psalm 46:1-3 ESV “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” Yesterday evening a black snake … Continue reading Let God Be God
Matthew 18:1-4 ESV At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom … Continue reading Childlike Faith
Big Ones and Little Ones
Trials of Various Kinds James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” I like it that it says “trials … Continue reading Big Ones and Little Ones
Is God Pleased with You?
“For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from … Continue reading Is God Pleased with You?