Anger

Scripture Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. ~Ephesians 4:26-27, NRSV Quote The only way to be angry and not sin is to be angry with sin. ~Matthew Henry Anger is and of itself is not evil. Jesus …

Clouds

Scripture He causes the clouds to rise over the earth.He sends the lightning with the rainand releases the wind from his storehouses. ~Jeremiah 51:16, NLT Quote Dark clouds of affliction and trails are but God’s vehicles of blessings sent to soften our hearts and make them fruitful and useful to Him. ~L.B. Cowman Sérgio Vieira de Mello …

Retribution

Scripture Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad. ~Proverbs 29:6, NIV Quote “Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small; Though with patience, He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.” ~Henry Wadsworth Lonefellow The Law of Retribution is summed up in …

No Hope

Scripture He is like a stunted shrub in the desert, with no hope for the future. ~Jeremiah 17:6, TLB Quote Jesus was a Man of Sorrows; acquainted with our grief, but He was never hopeless. ~Ya’akov Sometimes we refer to people and situations as a “hopeless case,” and indeed it is so but can anything …

Hurting People

Scripture “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” ~Matthew 5:7, NRSV Quote Ministry will REVIVE the church and touch the community. ~Ya’akov Some would lead us to believe that everyone is aware of their spiritual hunger and are just waiting on us to tell them about Jesus. I’ve been in ministry 51 years …

Breach In The Wall

Scripture Like a city breached, without walls,    is one who lacks self-control. ~Proverbs 25:28, NRSV Quote A person who lacks self-control is defenseless. ~Timothy Keller You know how much I love the Psalms and Keller’s devotional on Proverbs is increasing my appreciation for the Proverbs. There is much more wisdom in the Proverbs than I had …

Happy Hearts

Scripture A happy heart makes the face cheerful,    but heartache crushes the spirit. ~Proverbs 15:13, NIV Quote Ultimately, happiness is a choice. ~Van Leeuwen Although circumstance have a huge influence on our demeanor, they do not control our emotions unless we allow them to do so. Some people choose to be unhappy regardless to the …

Following Instructions

Scripture My son, never forget the things I’ve taught you. If you want a long and satisfying life, closely follow my instructions. ~Proverbs 3:1, LB Quote There are three kinds of people: those who learn by instruction, those who learn by correction and those who never learn. ~Ya’akov I bought a Pit-Bull grill from Lowes …

An Abominable Thing

Scripture “They built the high places of Baal…to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination.” ~Jeremiah 32:35, NASB Quote Abortion…one heart stops, another heart breaks. ~Source Unknown One of my mother’s …

Transforming Power

Scripture You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy. ~Psalms 30:11, NLT Quote We often pray for God to change the situation but He has allowed the situation in order to change us. ~Ya’akov David was a warrior king. David was bold in …