No Shame

“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭6:15‬ Many young people today have no shame. I can think of no … Continue reading No Shame

Reaching for Salvation

“Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:1-2‬ We are born sinners, thanks to Adam’s disobedience. The evidence is … Continue reading Reaching for Salvation

Forsake Your Way, and Find Mercy

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:7‬ As a wicked, unrighteousness sinner, this verse comforts me. If we forsake our wicked ways and thoughts and return … Continue reading Forsake Your Way, and Find Mercy

Odds of Fulfilled Prophecy

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ This is part of one of the major prophecies of Jesus Christ written about 700 years before the birth of the Savior. According to some estimates, … Continue reading Odds of Fulfilled Prophecy

No Peace

“There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭48:22‬ Look around at our nation, our world; our history. How often has there been peace? America has seen its share of wars and conflicts - Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, Civil, and Revolutionary. We even had a “Cold War” sprinkled in for good … Continue reading No Peace

The Name of God

“I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭42:8‬ “The Lord” I’m Hebrew here is Jehovah. That is the name of God Himself according to this verse. I just read in a Bible commentary this week that the full name … Continue reading The Name of God

Pluck Out Your Offensive Eye

Matthew 18:8-11 says, “8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it … Continue reading Pluck Out Your Offensive Eye

Calling Good Evil and Evil Good

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭5:20‬ This is an oft quoted verse, but it has taken on a new meaning for me this year. We are seeing this fulfilled like no time … Continue reading Calling Good Evil and Evil Good

The Green-Eyed Monster

“Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?”‭‭ Proverbs‬ ‭27:4‬ Envy really is the root of almost all sin. It was Satan’s envy of God that caused him to fall. It was Eve’s envy that caused her to eat the fruit. It was man’s envy that inspired the … Continue reading The Green-Eyed Monster

Lying and Slander

“He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:18‬ This verse is especially prudent as we enter the most vicious election season I have ever experienced. Each side right now is slandering the other without regard for decorum or modesty. It’s just plain nasty. Furthermore, we just … Continue reading Lying and Slander