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

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

Hating Evil

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:13‬ I wrote of the fear of the Lord the other day, but this is a great definition of terms presented in a nice if/then proposition. If the fear of the Lord … Continue reading Hating Evil