The Letter Kills

Scripture Who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. ~2 Corinthians 3:6, NASB Quote Mere Bible study, however diligent, does not make a person spiritual. ~John B. Phillips The Bible is a wonderful book. It…

The Price of Rebellion

Scripture Human pride will be brought down, and human arrogance will be humbled. ~Isaiah 2:11, NLT Quote Anything that comes from God will justly turn bitter if it is unjustly loved by people who forsake Him. ~Augustine Jeff Strueker mentioned in his speech at the Kiwanis Club’s just prior to Memorial Day that he had his…

Humility

Scripture Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6, NASB Quote It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and to humbly implore His protection and favor. ~George Washington Speaking in…

Navigating In The Fog

Scripture Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. ~Ephesians 5:10, NLT Quote The fallen world and our limited vision can blur our destination and make our daily walk difficult. ~Charles F. Stanley I was driving home from West Morgan last Thursday night when I hit fog. I had to slow down immediately because my vision was…

Jesus Loves The Little People

Scripture Put on your new nature, and be renewed as youlearn to know your Creatorand become like Him. In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all. ~Colossians 3:10-11, NLT Quote These so called “Little People,” without any of the qualifications humans…

Be Careful

Scripture “Be careful that you don’t forget the LORD your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I am giving you today. ~Deuteronomy 8:11, CSB Quote Success is not final and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Sir Winston Churchill There are twenty four “Be Careful’s” in Deuteronomy…

Humility Verses Pride

Scripture In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5 (CSB) Quote Humility puts others first. ~David Walls This is coming up in my 1 Peter series but…

Shrewd As Serpents

Scripture “Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves. ~ Matthew 10:16 (CSB) Quote “The most difficult thing to achieve in the CHRISTIAN LIFE is balance.” ~Calvin C. Inman I doubt if the disciples were comforted when Jesus said, I’m sending you out like…

Worthless Men

Scripture Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD. ~I Samuel 2:12, NASB Quote Worthless people live only to eat and drink: people of worth eat and drink to live. ~Socrates Eli sons were worthless, bĕliya`al, which is same word used of Nabal. The word means worthless, good for nothing, unprofitable,…

The Example

Scripture What god of any nation has ever been able to save its people from my power? So what makes you think that the LORD can rescue Jerusalem from me?” ~Isaiah 36:20, NLT Quote Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Solomon Yesterday we talked about PRIDE and today we have a perfect example. Sennacherib was the king of the…