Harps on the willows ∙

Harps on the willows ∙ The LORD said, “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins. Jackals will make their home there. I will destroy the towns of Judah so that no one will be able to live in them.” Jeremiah 9:11 Psalms 137:1-4  1 Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept asContinue reading “Harps on the willows ∙”

Do the right thing ∙

Do the right thing ∙ So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. – James 4:17 Luke 12:47-48  47 And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.  48 But someone whoContinue reading “Do the right thing ∙”

When a generation knows not God

When a generation knows not God The people of Israel served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him – those who had personally experienced all that the LORD had done for Israel. – Joshua 24:31 Judges 21:25 In those days Israel had no king; all the people didContinue reading “When a generation knows not God”

Eighteen inches from heaven

Eighteen inches from heaven You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. – James 2:19 Matthew 7:21-23  21 Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actuallyContinue reading “Eighteen inches from heaven”

Preach the Word ∙

Preach the Word ∙ Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. – 2 Timothy 4:2 2 Timothy 4:2-4  2 Preach the word of God. Be ready whether it is convenient or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage yourContinue reading “Preach the Word ∙”

When wrong feels right

When wrong feels right There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. – Proverbs 14:12 James 1:13-16  13 Remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.  14 Temptation comes fromContinue reading “When wrong feels right”

False prophets and bad fruit

False prophets and bad fruit I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock. – Act 20:29 Matthew 7:15-20  15 Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.  16 You can identify them by their fruit, thatContinue reading “False prophets and bad fruit”