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

Hope and Fear

“The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:11‬ Many Christians today focus on mercy, but very few on the fear of the Lord. God created the universe and everything in it just by His utterance. He controls the earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and raindrops. He fills the … Continue reading Hope and Fear

Pray to Understand God’s Word

“Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:34‬ When I was a boy, I struggled with understanding the King James Bible. However, I stuck with it and prayed for understanding. I understand the beauty and complexity of the grammar and syntax now. I truly … Continue reading Pray to Understand God’s Word

Equity Through Salvation

“Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭98:9‬ This verse jumped out at me today because of the current political climate (of course, right?), but bear with me. One of the things the Left is calling for is equity. This … Continue reading Equity Through Salvation

We Cannot Fall

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23-24‬ When we are doing what we are supposed to - reading God’s word, fellowshipping with other Christians, praying without … Continue reading We Cannot Fall

The Angel Armies

“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” — 2 Kings‬ ‭6:17‬ When we feel we are alone, we … Continue reading The Angel Armies

An Ungrateful Murmuring

"And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!" Numbers 14:2 After the Israelite spies came back from the Promised Land, ten of them warned … Continue reading An Ungrateful Murmuring

A Letter to my Baptist Brothers

There appears to be growing tension between two factions of Baptists that are increasingly at odds with one another. Neither side really accepts a label, and these labels are problematic. For the sake of clarity, they might be called Independent Fundamental (conservative) and New or Neo-Independent Baptists (more liberal). I have personal relationships with good … Continue reading A Letter to my Baptist Brothers

Negotiating with God

“And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭18:32‬ This passage fascinates me because It appears we can negotiate with God, as Abraham negotiated from finding 50 down … Continue reading Negotiating with God