The True Test of Love

Revelation 3:19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” My parents were oftentimes criticized by others for how they raised my siblings and me. They were told that they were too hard on us and that they would run us off because of […] Read more »

Answering the LORD’s Prayer

Jeremiah 7:13 “And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;” One of the complaints I often hear from people is that they just can’t […] Read more »

Gaining Confidence in Prayer

1 John 3:21-22 “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” Having confidence is important in any area of life. When a speaker […] Read more »

Your Warning Light is On

Proverbs 5:3-4 “For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword” In most vehicles there are warning lights in the dashboard to tell you that something is wrong. It may […] Read more »

The Good Husband

1 Peter 3:7 “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” There is a saying that I really don’t like that says, “You […] Read more »

So You Want to Help

Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.” We oftentimes hear how one of the […] Read more »

Characteristics of a Servant

James 1:1 “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.” Quite the interesting greeting James gives when he calls himself “a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” The word “servant” can certainly carry a negative […] Read more »

Beauty in the Desert

Isaiah 35:1 “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” Spending several years of my youth in California gave me the opportunity to see the difference between a fruitful valley and a desert. I spent many years […] Read more »

Faith’s Motivation

Hebrews 11:23 “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” At the core of any accomplishment is faith. Something has to drive you to keep you going […] Read more »

Building a Strong City

Isaiah 26:1 “In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.” Isaiah said, “We have a strong city…” This verse looks forward to the day when Christ sets up His kingdom. Yet, though […] Read more »