Neh 8:8 So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.

Many people say they don’t read the Bible because it doesn’t make sense.
There are many things that don’t make sense to everyday people.
If I were to write about the elephants giving stop green eggs for tax shelters born to please motorcycles, you’d definitely say that doesn’t make sense.
I agree.
Quadratic equations don’t make sense to me.
I watch the movie Hidden Figures and I see a bunch of scribbling on the blackboard.
I’m sure I could understand math like that displayed in the movie if I applied myself to understanding it.
That would take a teacher or tutor.
It’s the same with the Bible – it takes a teacher, who, by the way, was once a student learning the Bible.
Ezra read the Law to those that could not understand what it meant.
However, those that understood it explained it to them and helped them to understand the reading.
If you are a Christian, you are a teacher of the Bible, though your teaching may be limited for now.
But continued reading and study open your understanding for sharing with others.
Never stop studying.

How can I pray for you today?

humbleI don’t know what led me to Nehemiah this morning. I could say I was looking for an answer to a question but I believe I’ll just say it was the Holy Spirit.

I actually started at the middle of the book and skimmed backward until I came to the first chapter. Continue reading


wait on the lordI’ve made my fair share of mistakes. Most were made because I wasn’t patient enough to wait.
There are times I rushed to buy something only to have it go on sale a week later.
There is a story in the Bible that gives a great example of mistakes caused by not waiting on the Lord. Continue reading

The Best Marriage Ever!

We promise not to let our daughters marry the pagan people of the land, and not to let our sons marry their daughters. Neh 10:30
Today is our anniversary!
33 years ago Linda and I became husband and wife at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in the Norwood Community of San Augustine County, Texas.
However, it did not begin there. Continue reading