Connivance

Scripture How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! ~Psalm 1:1, NASB Quote I would be inclined to think a Christian would be wise to avoid any meeting with people who are bullies, lascivious, cruel,…

Priggery

Scripture The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! ~Luke 18:11, NLT Quote Man’s only infinite trait is his ignorance. ~Ya’akov Do you want a challenge mentally? Read Augustine or C.S. Lewis.  Yesterday, Augustine…

Inflamed By The Psalms

Scripture How long will you be heavy hearted human creatures? Why love emptiness and chase after falsehood? ~Psalm 4:3, Augustine Quote I was inflamed by the Psalms with love for You {God}. ~Augustine {My Confessions, p.162} I was reading Augustine’s My Confessions and he quoted Psalm 4:3, How long will you be heavy hearted human creatures?…

Praying For America!

Scripture Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. ~2 Chronicles 7:14, NLT Quote The nation that prays together, stays together. ~Ya’akov Hardly a…

The Tao

Scripture Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. ~John 14:6, NASB Quote The rebellion of new ideologies against the Tao {Way} is a rebellion of the branches against the tree: if the rebels could succeed they would find that…

The Greatest Power In Creation

Scripture I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. ~Romans 8:38, NLT Quote I am sorry for the Christian who has not…

Everlasting Joy

Scripture Those who have been ransomed by the LORD will return; they will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting Joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear and they will be filled with joy and gladness. ~Isaiah 51:11, NLT {IMMERSE} Quote “Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not…

Self-Pity Diminishes

Scripture “Are you right to be angry?” ~Jonah 4:4, NIV Quote No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. ~C. S. Lewis Frank is a character in C.S. Lewis novel the GREAT DIVORCE. Frank is schizophrenic of sorts: at times he is big and at other times…

Isaiah Sixty-Twenty

Scripture Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over. ~Isaiah 60:20 Quote “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” ~C.S. {Jack} Lewis Isaiah 60 reminds me of…

Hebel, Hebel, Hebel

Scripture “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” ~Ecclesiastes 1:2, NIV Quote Hedonism–the gloomy philosophy which says that pleasure is the only good. ~C.S. Lewis Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? Verse one says, “The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.” To my knowledge, David had only…