Sin Stinks

Scripture My wounds are ugly. They stink. I’ve been foolish. I have sinned. ~Psalms 38:5, NIrV Quote Guilt is to the spirit what pain is to the body. ~Image Quotes The essence of sin is selfishness that leads to rebellion: we want things our way. Isaiah describes our condition well in chapter 53, “All of …

The Ultimate Promise Keeper

Scripture You have kept your promise to my father David. He was your servant. With your mouth you made a promise. With your powerful hand you have made it come true. And today we can see it. ~2 Chronicles 6:15, NIrV Quote Good intentions can make a promise but it takes character to keep them. …

Help!

Scripture How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help! How terrible for those who depend on horses! They trust in how many chariots they have. They trust in how strong their horsemen are. But they don’t look to the Holy One of Israel. They don’t ask the LORD for …

Infinite Compassion

Scripture Through the LORD‘s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion never fails. Lamentations 3:22 Quote Our life becomes much more fulfilling when we learn to give folks a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. ~Image Quotes In preparing for Sunday nights message, I was struck by something I …

A Crack In The Wall

Scripture Those sins are like cracks in a high wall. They get bigger and bigger. Suddenly the wall breaks apart. Then it quickly falls down. ~Isaiah 30:13, NIrV  Quote The deterioration of a government begins always with the decay of its moral principles. ~Charles de Montesquieu My meeting last Sunday morning with the Trustees was about …

A Dishonest Witness

Scripture By using dishonest witnesses they keep people {the unborn} who aren’t guilty from being treated fairly. ~Isaiah 30:21, NIrV Quote No law gives us the right to do what is wrong. ~Cara Huber Unfortunately for babies, most Americans do not understand the horror of abortion. In part this is due to our denial. People …

A Stubborn Heifer

Scripture Israel is stubborn, like a stubborn heifer. So should the LORD feed her like a lamb in a lush pasture? ~Hosea 4:16 Quote I am not stubborn. My way just happens to be better. ~Willard Garnett Six times, the scriptures label Pharaoh as “stubborn.” Pharaoh is a type of our fleshly nature. We are born with a …

Foolish People

Scripture Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. ~Proverbs 17:28, ESV Quote Wise men talk because they have something to say: fools because they have to say something. ~Plato I read Proverbs 17:28 in the NIrV yesterday but I did not intend to blog on …