Ecclesiastes 7:9 (ESV) 9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. How do you all feel about “Anti’s”? Anti’s are against everything and for nothing. Anti’s are, in my experience, based purely on emotion and very little reason. Comfort puppies, coloring books and crayons after […]Read more "Anti Ecclesiastes 7:9"
1 Peter 2:19-21 (ESV) 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing […]Read more "Sometimes life… 1 Peter 2:19-21 Colossians 3:12-14"
John 13:12-17 (ESV) “12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and […]Read more "John 13:12-17 Glacier or Earthquake?"
Matthew 12:7 (NIV) “7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’, you would not have condemned the innocent.” John 14:6-7 (NIV) “6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, […]Read more "Matthew 12:7 John 14:6-7 Acts 20:28 Nice"
John 12:25-26 (NIV) “25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. Colossians 3:13 (NLT) […]Read more "John 12:25-26 Colossians 3:13 Hating life to really live???"
Matthew 6:24 (MSG) “You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can’t worship God and Money” Matthew 20:32-33 (NIV) “32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, […]Read more "Matthew 6:24 Matthew 20:32-33 Is there a reason?"
John 3:19-21 “19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever […]Read more "John 3:19-21 Pray for ISIS and the victims"
Psalm 141:5-6“4 Keep my heart from desiring any evil thing, or from taking part in the sins of the evil-doers with men who do wrong: and let me have no part in their good things. 5 Let the upright give me punishment; and let the god-fearing man put me in the right way; but I […]Read more "Psalm 141:5-6 Matthew 9:2-4 Mark 8:36-38 I stand corrected."
Matthew 8:26-27 “26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” Matthew 22:37-40 “37 […]Read more "Matthew 8:26-27, 22:37-40 Since when is Jesus hate?"
Matthew 6:14-15 “14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 8:11-12 “11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, […]Read more "Matthew 6:14-15, 8:11-12 Haters never prosper"
Matthew 7:1-5 “1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your […]Read more "Matthew 7:1-5 Logging camps"
Matthew 5:43-48 “43 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise […]Read more "Matthew 5:43-48 Grace"
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” “But I’ve heard the tender whisper Of love in the dead of night.” Lyrics from Good Good Father composed by Pat Barret and Tony Brown I’ve heard that tender whisper of love. Have you? I have […]Read more "Proverbs 18:10 In the dead of life"
Luke 9:11-17 “11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. 12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and […]Read more "Luke 9:11-17 Psalms 22:26-28 Musta been a food coma that made me do it. Or maybe not."
Psalms 9:9 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Mark 10:28-31 “28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother […]Read more "Psalms 9:9, Mark 10:28-31 My spending habits show the truth…"
Proverbs 17:28 “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” Proverbs 18:2 “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. If we string verses 17:28 and 18:2 together with a but we get “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, […]Read more "Proverbs 17:28, 18:1-3 Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut."
Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame. Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. Lies, lies, lies. White lies, black […]Read more "Proverbs 12:2, 13:5, 14:5 The need to lie"
Ephesians 4:31 – 5:2 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 5 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way […]Read more "Ephesians 4-31 – 5-2 Showing real tolerance"
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins. Psalms 42:11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Love covers all sin. Hatred stirs up strife. Ummm, what kind of a world do […]Read more "Proverbs 10-12 Psalms 42:11 Love covers all sin."
Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. John 1:5 – And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 8:12 – Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of […]Read more "Turn on the lights the party’s just beginning. Matthew 5:16 John 1:5 John 8:12"
Joshua 22:5 “5 But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all […]Read more "Joshua 22-5 John 8:32 Wait, don’t hang up!"
Luke 1:28 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Sometimes we have a portending that things are going to get interesting in our lives. I imagined it’s nothing like what Mary was facing though. Imagine, an angel shows up at your front door […]Read more "Luke 1:28 Visitors"
Psalms 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” At the jail last night one of the guys in the room said he just loved sticking a needle in his arm. Another guy talked about what brought him “joy” and it wasn’t about living in God’s word. Came home to an […]Read more "Psalms 94:19 Letting in a little Sonlight into our lives"
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? Romans 8:38 – 39 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 […]Read more "2 Corinthians 6-14 Romans 8:38-39 Heard a good yoke joke lately?"
1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” So, I guess if I can’t stop sinning, just love and everything’ll be alright. OK, cool. Whoa Nellie, slow down! Let’s ponder this for a while cowboy. As you know, there are two types of love – self […]Read more "1 Peter 4-8 Love is a powerful change agent."
1 John 1:8-9 “8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Isaiah 12:1 – 2 “1 In that day you will say: […]Read more "1 John 1:8-9 Isaiah 12:1 I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!"
Hebrews 12:14 “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” I just can’t handle God and His demands. His expectations are far too high and totally unreasonable. Live in peace and don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t cheat or steal, don’t sleep […]Read more "Hebrews 12:14 I just can’t handle God and His expectations"
Matthew 28:5-7 “5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the […]Read more "Matthew 28:5-7 A rolling stone as a hinge"
1 Peter 4:7 (link to v1-11) “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” Turn out the lights There are only two things that are certain in this life, death and taxes. Blah, blithering blah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Most folks prepare for tax season once […]Read more "1 Peter 4:7 Turn out the lights, the party’s over"
Psalms 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. The deer pants when it is thirsty. So our soul that’s for our Lord. God made us with a longing for Him, a God shaped hole in our heart that can only be filled by him, yet […]Read more "Psalm 42:1 Thirsty?"
Proverbs 21:2 “All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.” Ever get that feeling that what you’re doing just isn’t right? That’s God’s weight. On your heart. But you keep on doing it because…. That can lead to “non-belief”. I know from experience. I found the “pleasures” of sin […]Read more "Proverbs 21:2 When our thoughts aren’t God’s thoughts, and God keeps loving us."
Isaiah 26:8 “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” These things are true: Isaiah 26:1 “…God make salvation its walls and ramparts” v3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose mind are steadfast, because they trust in you.” […]Read more "Isaiah 26:8 – An unnatural condition"
Overcoming obstacles John 19:30 “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 20:19 “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came […]Read more "John 19:30"
What do you do when a celebrity knocks at your door? 1 John 2:28 “And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.” If Jesus came knocking at your door, what would you say or do? “Um, wait right here Jesus […]Read more "1 John 2:28"
It doesn’t matter 1 Timothy 1:15 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.” Paul had quite a track record before Christ introduced himself while, as Saul, he was on the way to Damascus to eradicate as many […]Read more "1 Timothy 1:15"
The sacrificial way of love Ephesians 5:2 “1Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and 2walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Follow God’s example and walk in the way of love. What does that look […]Read more "Ephesians 5:1-2"
Pride is like ear wax. Proverbs 29:23 “Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.” Ear wax, if not cleaned, will clog your hearing canal so it becomes hard to hear. If it goes on long enough without being cleaned, it’ll effect your balance too. I had my ears abraded once. […]Read more "Proverbs 29:23"
Who’s the best lover in the world? Luke 10:27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (but please read the link for the whole story) Who showed us […]Read more "Luke 10:27"
The tale of the tongue. Proverbs 16:28 “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.” Why is it that the tongue thinks quicker than the brain? Why is it that the words the tongue unleashes seem to cut so deep? Why is it that words, once out, can’t be put […]Read more "Proverbs 16:28"
I am a Christian, expect me to act like one. Always. Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” What is doing good? What is good? Can you think of anything that eminates from God that isn’t […]Read more "Galatians 6:9"
The problem with being judgemental. Romans 2:5-6 “5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’” Out of context, this scripture looks […]Read more "Romans 2:5-6"
Why we’re to walk the walk Luke 12:48 “48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Walk the […]Read more "Luke 12:48"
Forgiveness 1 John 2:12 “I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.” Very simply put, right there, not to be denied, fact: we are forgiven. Turn your life over to Christ, accept him as your savior, believe he died for your sins, your sins are […]Read more "1 John 2:12"
Proverbs 22:4 “Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.” What does fear of the Lord mean? What does fear mean when used in this context? It’s like love, respect, honor all rolled into one (lospector?). It’s not the fear the world has of pain or death, it’s […]Read more "Proverbs 22:4"
Jeremiah 17:7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” The “but” is preceded in verse 5 by “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh, and whose heart turns away from the Lord.” Old Testament, New Testament, the message is a […]Read more "Jeremiah 17:7"
Proverbs 16:32 “32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.” NIV “32 Moderation is better than muscle, self control better than political power.” MSG “32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than […]Read more "Proverbs 16:32"
“11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.” Why is it so hard to turn the other cheek? Pride. How much more could we accomplish if we turned the other cheek and reacted from love instead of anger? If we honestly confronted the wrong from a place of […]Read more "Proverbs 19:11"
9 “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Most everyone looks at money when it comes to wealth. If you give, it’s most often money and it’s not near 10%. But […]Read more "Proverbs 3:9-10"
Proverbs 12:14 “14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” Proverbs 12:19 “19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” Words matter and the tongue is tied to the heart. What’s your heart like? Do you praise God and […]Read more "Proverbs 12:14, 12:19"
Proverbs 25:15 New International Version (NIV) 15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Proverbs 25:15 The Message (MSG) 15 Patient persistence pierces through indifference; gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses. Proverbs 25:15 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) 15 With patience, you can make anyone change their thinking, even a ruler. Gentle speech is […]Read more "Proverbs 25:15"