Pride Is A Sneak

  Scripture I remember boasting, “I’ve got it made! Nothing can stop me now! I’m God’s favored one”…then suddenly, You hid Your face from me. ~Psalm 30:6-7, TPT Quote Self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. ~Sarah Young I don’t know what period of David’s life he is referring to in Psalm 30, but…

Fools

Scripture Only a fool would say to himself, “There is no God.” And why does he say it? Because of his wicked heart, his dark and evil deeds. His life is corroded with sin. ~Psalm 53:1, TLB Quote We get a Ph.D. degree and strut across a stage, saying to ourselves, “God You’ve done a…

Rebellion/Transgression

Scripture They say, “Let’s cut the ropes and set ourselves free!” ~Psalms 2:3, CEV Quote Rebellion is against a higher authority. No one rebels against the weak and impotent. ~Ya’akov Rebellion is rooted in our fallen nature. You can see it in the heart of a child but unfortunately, we do not outgrow this spirit…

The Curse of Sin

Scripture I am completely broken because of what I’ve done. Gloom is all around me. My sins have bent me over to the ground. ~Psalm 38:6, TPT Quote There is no pleasure in sin once you understand the consequences. ~Ya’akov When we moved here 20 plus years ago, there was a pretty flower that bloomed each spring…

Sunday Religion

Scripture You do these things I hate, and then you come and stand in my presence, in my own Temple, and say, “We are safe!’ ~Jeremiah 7:10, GNT Quote Sometimes I wonder if we are not worshiping worship rather than God. ~D.A. Carson Jeremiah witnessed the demise and death of a nation. Judah was living…

Call It What It Is!

Scripture Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the abundance of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. ~Psalm 51:1-2, LSB Quote Sin is deceitful: it will carry you further than you intend to go; keep you longer than you intend…

Honest Men

Scripture “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food. We are all sons of one man; we are honest men; your servants are not spies.” Quote The ten older sons of Jacob were outlaws, scoundrels, thugs, and hooligans. ~Alvin Tucker I don’t remember the entire sermon, but I do remember hearing Alvin…

Samson

Scripture Then the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon him. He went down to the town of Ashkelon. ~Judges 14:19, NLT Quote The strong need humility and the weak need strength. ~Source Unknown Samson’s entire life was a spiral downward: he kept going down and it led to captivity, blindness, humiliation and death. He…

Losing Your Soul

Scripture Do not rob the poor because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate; For Yahweh will plead their case and rob the soul of those who rob them. ~Proverbs 22:22-23, LSB Quote What is your profit margin, if you gain the whole world but lose your soul in the process?…

I Called And No One Answered

Scripture So I will bring disaster upon them—the very things they are afraid of—because no one answered when I called or listened when I spoke. They chose to disobey me and do evil.” ~Isaiah 66:4, GNT Quote I never learned anything while I was talking. ~Robert G. Brechtel June says that I am bad about…