Foolishness

Scripture How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? ~Proverbs 1:22, NIV Quote A fool is a person who lacks good sense or judgment which results in stupid behavior. ~Daniel Webster A proverb {masal} is a poetic, incisive, brilliant and thought…

The Place of Worship

Scripture You must not offer sacrifices just anywhere you want to. Instead, the LORD will choose a place somewhere in Israel where you must go to worship Him.  ~Deuteronomy 12:5, CEV Quote Obedience is the first act of worship. ~Ya’akov I had a conversation last week that got me to thinking. We we worship God as we…

In A Nutshell

Scripture Israel served idols, although the Lord had told them, “You must not do this.” The Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet, saying, “Turn from your evil ways”…But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like their ancestors…They rejected his statutes and… the warnings he had given them. ~ 2 Kings 17:12-15…

God Loves Obedience

Scripture On that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy. The women and children also celebrated, and Jerusalem’s rejoicing was heard far away. ~ Nehemiah 12:43 (CSB) Quote The reason there are so many unhappy, disgruntled Christians is that they are living in perpetual disobedience. ~Ya’akov Moses taught…

Obedience

Scripture “Like the nations the LORD is about to destroy before you, you will perish if you do not obey the LORD your God. ~Deuteronomy 8:20, CSB Quote There is no peace for any soul until he or she is willing to obey God. ~Dwight L. Moody I was reading in Daniel a few days ago when I came…

The Spirit of Christ

Scripture You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. ~Romans 8:9, CSB Quote Obedience is a pleasure with Jesus is your Treasure. ~Image Quotes How would you define…

God Loves Obedience

Scripture Then Jeremiah turned to the Recabites and said, “This is what the LORD… the God of Israel, says: ‘You have obeyed your ancestor Jehonadab in every respect, following all his instructions. Therefore… the God of Israel, says: ‘Jehonadab son of Recab will always have descendants who serve Me.’” Quote One act of obedience is better than a…

Life’s Quest

Scripture I came to hate all my hard work here on earth, for I must leave to others everything I have earned. ~Ecclesiastes 2:18, NLT Quote “There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that you’re on the wrong wall.” ~ Joseph Campbell There is no evil is having…

Successful Living

Scripture  How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways. ~Psalm 128:1, NASB Quote “If I had to die like an animal and there be no hereafter, I would still choose to be a Christian, for of all lives that can be lived, there is none that can compare with this.”…

Chain Reaction

Scripture Your laws are wonderful. No wonder I obey them! The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.  ~Psalm 119:129-130, NLT Quote If the Israelites had obeyed God’s commandments, there is no imagining how much God would have blessed them. ~Ya’akov This stanza contains a progression and everything begins with worship…