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

They Dug a Pit

Under Attack! Psalm 57:1-3 ESV Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He … Continue reading They Dug a Pit

God Prepared for Us

Without Lofty Speech 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and … Continue reading God Prepared for Us

Bad Guilt and Good Guilt

So, I have been going back and forth on what my diet should look like. I don’t want to be under bondage to “don’t touch” and “don’t taste,” with regard to food and drink. And, I want to be able to walk in freedom and not feel as though I have a hand smacking my … Continue reading Bad Guilt and Good Guilt

Give it All Up!

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV This is a tall order, to be imitators of God, but this is what we are commanded to do. And, to imitate God … Continue reading Give it All Up!

Wise and Innocent

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your … Continue reading Wise and Innocent

Who Has Wisdom?

Proverbs 9:1-6 ESV Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To … Continue reading Who Has Wisdom?