The Barren Fig Tree

“And he told this parable: 'A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, "Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it... Continue Reading →

What Defiles a Person

“'There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.' And he said, 'What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft,... Continue Reading →

The 99

“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). In Luke 15, Jesus told a parable about a shepherd and his flock of 100 sheep. He related that one of the sheep got separated from... Continue Reading →

Silence the Ignorant

"For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God" (1 Peter 2:15-16 ESV). I think that the world has become disillusioned with... Continue Reading →

Eyes to the Net?

“My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net” (Psalms‬ ‭25:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬). The devil has never been slack about laying traps for believers. He is always about that business. He usually starts out small, planting seeds of deception in our minds. It's not often that he starts... Continue Reading →

Nothing Is Hidden

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Like a Mule!

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you" (Psalms‬ ‭32:8-9‬ ESV). A little boy was in... Continue Reading →

The Splendor of Holiness

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness" (Psalms 29:2 ESV). I am continually amazed at the beauty of creation. No two sunsets or sunrises are the same. The seasons present each with their own beauty. The stars and planets, black holes and galaxies are magnificent... Continue Reading →

The End of the Matter

"The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV). I suppose that I am just like any other guy. I'm fascinated by the latest tech (though I seldom get it). I can get completely wrapped up in binge... Continue Reading →

Revealed Things

"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law" (Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV). Have you ever wondered why God doesn't whisper secret things and deeper revelations in your ear? Do you get... Continue Reading →

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