Scripture for today.

bible3I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. Continue reading

I do and don’t understand but I believe!

reading the bibleLast night at church there was a question about Revelation. To be honest, I’m not sure it was answered.
If you have ever read the book, then you know some of the difficulties and the imagery involved.
Some things are pretty easy, like seeing a Lamb as though it had been slain (Rev 5:6) is obviously a reference to Jesus the Messiah Savior. Continue reading

FaceTime with God

facetimeI have a daughter that lives just north of Dallas. She is married and has a son, Barrett. We call him Bear.

I am thankful they do not live in California or New York, where it would take an airliner to get us there and those visits would be few and very far between.
And still it is difficult to make the 4-hour trip very often. Continue reading

A Kingdom Man

kingdom-man-bannerThese are the sons who were born to David in Hebron:
The oldest was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam from Jezreel.
The second was Daniel, whose mother was Abigail, the widow of Nabal from Carmel. Continue reading

The Godly Man Helps the Failing Man.

iron sharpens ironBeing a Godly man it is your calling and obligation to help others.
It is written as iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov 27:17

When David failed at maintaining his godliness, someone had to help sharpen his countenance. Continue reading

When Godly men fail!

bathsheba3The past couple of days I’ve looked at Godly men that seem to not take their eyes off God. They stand firm in the faith no matter what the circumstances.
Though men like that exist I think they are not as populous as those that fall to temptation and failure. Continue reading

A Godly Man – 2

pitAnother thought from yesterday on the Godliness of Daniel.
It says that God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel. Dan 1:9
I wonder what may have happened if this man did not like Daniel and his friends – if he had treated them harshly. Continue reading

Let an irritation change your attitude for the better.

irritationYou will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isa 26:3

There are some things that irritate me.

Drivers that won’t drive the speed limit don’t irritate me until they allow Continue reading