Although…

(17) Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: (18) Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,... Continue Reading →

Accountable

26 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers. 26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and... Continue Reading →

Snow

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."The Bible, Isaiah 1:18 Have you ever wondered why snow appears white? People much smarter than me explain why.  When photons of... Continue Reading →

Excuses

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. – Proverbs 22:13 “Get there before the other man. Work harder than the other man. Stay later than the other man.” My pastor repeatedly taught me these three maxims many years ago. He repeated them to the point that... Continue Reading →

“Of Zebulun”

32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war,... Continue Reading →

Enemies

"Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time. (9) And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch... Continue Reading →

Clarity

(18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. (19) And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest... Continue Reading →

My Times in Your Hands

"My times are in thy hand..." - Psalm 31:15 David trusted God with each day, and with all his days. The individual days and the collected days of his life he knew rested in God's hands. David, who had been a somewhat forgotten son but chosen of God and anointed by His prophet. David, who... Continue Reading →

Mocked

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." - Proverbs 20:1 "Wine in the Bible is basically grape juice."  "Strong drink is worse than wine." "The way it's made makes the difference."  "God told Israel to buy "strong drink".  "Is it a Christian liberty?" "Does it mean to... Continue Reading →

Wounded

"The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?" - Proverbs 18:14   In 1949 Joseph Campbell published a book titled, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces". He posited that the most loved and enduring of myths from throughout history and around the world all shared the same, fundamental structure.... Continue Reading →

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