The Truth Can Be Frightening

Grace and peace be unto you.   The story is told that Shimei cursed David while he was running from his son, Absalom. After David’s army defeated Absaloms,’ David was returning to Jerusalem and Shimei met him, bowed before him, and apologized. Abishai, David’s nephew suggested that Shimei be killed, but David rejected the ideaContinue reading “The Truth Can Be Frightening”

God Protects Our Blindside

Grace and peace be unto you. Do you have a realistic view of your competencies? Do you make decisions based on past successes? We are often encouraged to depend on God for strength when we engage in activities (Philippians 4:13). While this is excellent advice, God is asking us to use wisdom in our dailyContinue reading “God Protects Our Blindside”

Face Your Enemies Courageously  

Grace and peace be unto you. How do you respond when your enemy attacks? Do you cower, run and hide, or courageously stand your ground? Scripture says, “No weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you” (Isaiah 54:17).    The story is told that the Ammonites humiliatedContinue reading “Face Your Enemies Courageously  “

10 Bible Verses About Boasting

Grace and peace be unto you. 1. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. (Proverbs 27:2). 2. So that, as it is written, Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:31). 3. As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All suchContinue reading “10 Bible Verses About Boasting”

Are You Being Deceived?

Grace and peace be unto you. When was the last time you were deceived? In retrospect, how could you have avoided the deception? Scripture says, “…you have eaten the fruit of deception. Because you have depended on your own strength…” (Hosea 10:13). The story is told that Moses sent 12 spies to gather information fromContinue reading “Are You Being Deceived?”

10 Bible Verses About Patience

Grace and peace be unto you. 1. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12). 2. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9). 3. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everythingContinue reading “10 Bible Verses About Patience”

Self-Control Is A Choice

Grace and peace be unto you. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Are you temperate in all things? Alexander the Great conquered many countries but was slave to his drinking habits. Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived but he could not control his desire for women. ScriptureContinue reading “Self-Control Is A Choice”

Give More Love Today

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Have you showed God recently that you love him? When was the last time you give love to yourself and others? Well, you are alive today therefore you have another opportunity to show more love to God, yourself, and others. ScriptureContinue reading “Give More Love Today”

Faith Without Works Is Useless

Grace and peace be unto you. What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? (James 2:14). Are you believing God for a miracle or a special blessing? Is your faith sufficient to motivate God to release the blessing? Scripture says, “SoContinue reading Faith Without Works Is Useless

God Has Given You A Garment Of Praise For A Spirit Of Despair.

Grace and peace be unto you. How often do you praise the Lord when you are in despair? The Lord has given us his Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth (John 16:13). One such truth is that we have a garment of praise for despair (Isaiah 61:3). A garment of praise means gladnessContinue reading “God Has Given You A Garment Of Praise For A Spirit Of Despair.”