A Hiding Place

Scripture “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River. Drink from the brook… ~I Kings 17:3-4, NLT Quote God’s servants must be taught the value of the hidden place. The man who is to take the high place {Pulpit} before men must first take the low place before…

Courage And Compassion

            Scripture Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. ~Jonah 4:2, NASB Quote Your greatest strength is to recognize your weaknesses and work…

Disloyalty

Scripture The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle. ~Psalm 78:9, NLT Quote We the going gets tough, the tough get going. ~Knute Rockne We all have character flaws and no one is perfect but disloyalty is very hard pill to swallow. Psalm 78 is a…

The Far Country

Scripture “And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.” ~Luke 15:13, NKJV Quote Sometimes, the wisest thing you can do is wait. ~Charles F. Stanley I lived most of my 72 years without understanding what Jesus meant by the…

Willing To Wait

Scripture Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. ~Isaiah 30:18, NRSV Quote Patience is always willing to wait. ~John Bunyan Many times a father is ready to give before his…

Desire And Longing

Scripture  Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. ~Ecclesiastes 3:11, NLT Quote We long for the perfect because the perfect exist. ~Jonathan Cohn We came into this world…

Overthrowing The Righteous

Scripture It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. ~Proverbs 18:5, NKJV Quote God sees the thoughts and motives of every human being. ~Ray dis Comfort God is no respecter of persons. He does not have favorites–He is in fact, perfectly impartial. You cannot say this about any human being: we are all partial.…

Demonic Wisdom

Scripture This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.  ~James 3:15, NASB Quote Be careful where you get your advice; the world is more than willing to tell you what to do. ~Ray dis Comfort For everything that is real, Satan has a counterfiet. There is a true wisdom that comes from…

Faith And Sight

Scripture It is the Lord who provides the sun to light the day and the moon and stars to light the night. ~Jeremiah 31:35, NLT Quote It is faith without sight. When we can see, it is reason not faith that directs us. ~A. B. Simpson Things have changed drastically over the past century in terms of…

Shut-up But Not Shut-out

Scripture They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. ~Acts 16:23, NLT Quote Some flowers grow best in the gloom. ~John H. Jowett Most plants require a lot of sunlight but there are some rare plants that blossom in the gloom or…