Earnest T. Bass

Scripture Shimei…from the same clan as Saul’s family.. threw stones at the king and the king’s officers…shouting, “Get out of here, you murderer, you scoundrel!”  ~2 Samuel 16:5-7, NLT Quote How much grace is required to bear a misunderstanding humbly and graciously? ~A.B. Simpson Have you ever been accused of something that you did not do; perhaps…

Currency Exchange

Scripture “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.” ~Matthew 6:19-20, NLT Quote Exchange that which you cannot keep for that which you…

Stewardship 101

Scripture If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord—and He {the LORD} will repay you! ~Proverbs 19:17, NLT Quote Nothing you have not given away will ever be really yours. ~C.S. Lewis I have never been rich; therefore I can only imagine what it would be like to be rich. Although I…

A Straight Life

Scripture Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight. ~Proverbs 15:21, NASB [95] Quote The shortest distance between two points–is a straight line. ~The Law of Physics Do you have a goal in life? Think about that for just a moment. Does God have a goal for you?…

The Bridegroom Comes

Scripture  No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven. ~John 3:13, NLT Quote Every religion is man’s attempt to reach God in heaven and it cannot be done. ~Ya’akov I am reading Jonathan Cohn’s BOOK OF MYSTERIES and I am learning about Jewish traditions…

Hope And Trust

Scripture You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! ~Isaiah 26:3, NLT Quote Hope is a perishable commodity! ~Criswell Freeman In spite of all God’s blessing, and they are too numerous to mention, we believers tend to lose our hope from time to time. You asks for…

The Scattering

Scripture Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I WILL STRIKE THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK WILL BE SCATTERED.’ ~Matthew 26:31, NASB Quote In one person, the Shepherd embodies all that the sheep need: leadership, provision, protection and care. ~Ya’akov What…

I Shall Not Want

Scripture The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. ~Psalm 23:1, NKJV Quote The goal of grace is that we should come to a place where we desire only what pleases God. ~Ya’akov Do you still want or are you content with what the LORD has given you? The amazing grace of God does not…

A Joyful Noise

Scripture O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. ~Psalms 95:1, KJV Quote The same gospel that once caused men to shout, now puts them to sleep. ~Vance Havner I am a baptist, make no mistake about that and yes I have heard…

The Auroch

Scripture But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You have anointed me with the finest oil. ~Psalm 92:10, NASB Quote Our ultimate hope lies in the fact that Christ is greater than all our enemies. ~Ya’akov Dennis Tucker, Jr. in the NIV Application Commentary says that the “wild ox’ {re’em} is most…