Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. 1 Timothy 6:20-21 In this final instruction in 1st Timothy there is clear instructions to avoid the thinking of the “rich” in earthly possessions. One of the discussions I most often have with unChristian friends is one regarding money and wealth. Where I see my needs as ones relative to the ministry God has called us to, they see things differently. For a long time I chased the $ and the…read more
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. This morning my wife asked me “Why do you post verses every day on facebook?” My response was “So many people post their own spin of the truth, wouldn’t you rather have the actual truth?” I follow a select group of bloggers, authors, pastors and musicians. It saddens me how many of these godly men and women post their own thoughts and…read more
Hosea 4: 6-7 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. It was interesting this week to see the attempts of the older generation reaching out to the few 30 something crowd at the convention. The 20 something was almost non-existent at…read more
“the covenant of works was broken by sin and was unable to confer life” — Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 What a different way of looking at the covenant. Often we think of the covenants as something the God must keep, we focus on the fact that His promises never fail… to think that a promise made by God was broken, not by God but by man’s failure to KEEP the covenant. Romans 4:13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world…read more
Ex33:19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” — It is a really good thing that God is gracious to this world that constantly rejects him.