In The End

Scripture The wicked will see it and be grieved; He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked shall perish. Psalm 112:10, NKJV Quote But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. ~David, Son of Jesse Joseph had dreams of ruling over his brothers. His brothers made fun…

Trouble And Evil

Scripture “Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” ~Matthew 6:34, KJ21 Quote Fix your focus on Jesus–His character, ability and love–rather than on your circumstances. ~Charles Stanley Matthew chapter six came up in two of my…

Temple Guards

Scripture Then they gave the weapons to their guards, who took their positions around the temple and the altar to protect Joash on every side. ~II Kings 11:11, CEV Quote Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work. ~Oswald Chambers I have not always prayed for our presidents, not…

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…

Foolishness

Scripture Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words. ~Ecclesiastes 10:12, NLT Quote A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.” ~Anthony Liccione Solomon was blessed with a brilliant mind and he did make many outstanding contributions. I love the Proverbs and I love Ecclesiastes…

Restraint

Scripture Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.  ~Proverbs 29:18, KJV Quote Social harmony and restraint cannot be achieved without the preaching and teaching of God’s word. ~Duane A. Garrett If there is a verse in the bible where serious students need to check other translations, it…

Divine Vindication

Scripture Don’t let liars prosper here in our land. ~Psalm 140:11, NLT Quote All believers encounter storms of affliction. These seasons of severe distress can make us either better or bitter. He depends on our response. ~Steve Lawson Psalm 140 is a prayer of David who is praying for vindication in the face of his…

Integrity 101

Scripture I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. ~Psalm 101:2, NASB Quote Our contemporary culture is proficient at producing corrupt people who are skilled at lying, falsifying, distorting and covering the truth. ~Stephen Lawson Evolution, global warming [climate change], the right to privacy: what do these things have in common?…

To Weary To Repent

Scripture Every one deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they commit iniquity and are too weary to repent. ~Jeremiah 9:5, NRSV Quote “Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscience of none.” ~Thomas…

Shunning Evil

Scripture There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. ~Job 1:1, NLT Quote Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! ~Solomon {Proverbs 3:7, MSG} In fear healthy? In some…