Saturday, July 13, 2019

Wow. This is harsh! It could, however, explain the ugliness in our political culture right now. Generally speaking, we’d all be better off to acknowledge God. You don’t have far to look for evidence of his omnipresence.

Romans 1:28-31
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

This is why I read the Bible. I am like that tree, but only because I meditate on His Word. It is changing my life from chaff to fruit.

Psalm 1: 1-4 
Blessed is the man 
  who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, 
nor stands in the way of sinners, 
  nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 
but his delight is in the law of the Lord, 
  and on his law he meditates day and night. 
He is like a tree 
  planted by streams of water 
that yields its fruit in its season, 
  and its leaf does not wither. 
In all that he does, he prospers. 
The wicked are not so, 
  but are like chaff 
that the wind drives away.
Bible Gateway Link: Psalm 1:1-4

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

When I’m fooled into thinking I’m doing a great job running my own life, everything inevitably goes to Hell. Then I remember King Solomon's prayer, and ask God to incline my heart to him.

1 Kings 8:57-58
The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers. May he not leave us or forsake us, that he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his rules, which he commanded our fathers.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

It’s true, I could do nothing. Now my job in life is to bear fruit. His words abide in me.

John 15:5-7
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 
If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Are you a skeptic? So was I, but when I hit bottom, he heard me, he saved me from myself. So why wouldn’t I call on him as long as I live?

Psalm 116:1-2
  I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. 
  Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.