Shame

Scripture I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame…Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. ~Psalm 119:31,39, NIV Quote I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much toward preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices. ~Clyde …

Fellowship Or Failure

Scripture If you obey Me, we will walk together, but if you are wicked, you will stumble. ~Hosea 14:9, CEV Quote There is no immunity from the consequences of sin: retribution will come to one and all without fail. ~Hosea Ballou Hosea was a prophet to the Northern Kingdom, a contemporary to Isaiah who was …

The Flood Tide Of Evil

Scripture Save me, God! I am about to drown. I am sinking deep in the mud, and my feet are slipping. I am about to be swept under by a mighty flood. ~Psalms 69:1-2, CEV Quote Sin shrugs at God. Its essence is failing to believe not that He exist but that He matters. ~Timothy Keller Sin or evil does …

Scripture “Now you will eat the fruit of what you have done, until you are stuffed full with your own schemes.” ~Proverbs 1:31, CEV Quote Sin and self-satisfaction bring destruction and death to stupid fools. ~Solomon Both the scripture and the quote are true. You don’t need faith to know that sin is destructive. Just open your eyes to what’s …

Abraham The Prophet

Scripture “Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.” ~Genesis 20:7, CSB Quote Living by faith includes the call to something greater than looking …

Healthy Fear

Scripture Moses responded to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you will fear Him and will not sin.” ~Exodus 20:20, CSB Quote I am a God fearing man who worships God with my heart and my life. ~Willie Stargell The highest motive for service is love but that …

Deeply Flawed

Scripture Saul answered Samuel, “I have sinned. I have transgressed the Lord’s command and your words. Because I was afraid of the people, I obeyed them. ~1 Samuel 15:24 (CSB) Quote You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover. ~Naola B. Bailey I’m sure the quote above was not original with mother but …

Eli’s Sons

Scripture Eli’s sons were wicked men; they did not respect {fear} the LORD. ~1 Samuel 2:12 (CSB) Quote Life is a series of choices: do your best to make the right ones and if you err, learn from the bad ones. ~Image Quotes I am a sequential learner which means I make a lot of …