Bloodthirsty Men Hate the Righteous

Proverbs 29 (Select Verses) ESV 1 “He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,will suddenly be broken beyond healing.2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,but when the wicked rule, the people groan.3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.” There are people professing faith in … Continue reading Bloodthirsty Men Hate the Righteous

The Righteous and The Ungodly

Proverbs 14 NASB (select verses) 2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him. 5 A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies. 22 Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those … Continue reading The Righteous and The Ungodly

The Righteous and The Evildoers

1 Peter 3:10-12 ESV “Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For ‘Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let … Continue reading The Righteous and The Evildoers

The Distinction Between the Righteous and the Wicked

Malachi 3:13-15 ESV “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts? And now we call … Continue reading The Distinction Between the Righteous and the Wicked

God Hears the Prayers of the Righteous

Proverbs 15:3 ESV “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” The Lord knows what is going on, even if we don’t. He sees behind closed doors and he hears private conversations and he can see what is being viewed on the internet by all of … Continue reading God Hears the Prayers of the Righteous

Thanks be to God for our Salvation

Psalms 14:1-3 ESV “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. “The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. “They have all turned aside; together … Continue reading Thanks be to God for our Salvation

The Righteous May Enter

Psalms 118:19-21 NIV “Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” Reading this brought to mind this passage from … Continue reading The Righteous May Enter