Despising God?

When we think of someone despising God, we think of atheists or those guilty of persecuting Christians – you know, the really vile types consumed with hatred and scorn and contempt for the Creator, shaking their fists at Him up in heaven.   Scripture however…

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When the Hand of the Lord is Heavy

The Philistines were euphoric!  Not only had they just defeated the Jewish nation on the battlefield, but they had captured that pesky God of Israel that was supposedly so all-powerful and frightful.   The ark of the covenant, Judaism’s most holy relic, was now THEIRS! …

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Democratic Party Policy Generator?

After playing with this buzzword generator for a few seconds, a horrible thought comes to mind:  Is this how politicians actually come up with their policies??? Almost 2700 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah lamented that there would be a day when “truth is fallen in the street.” (Isa….

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Utter Contempt

“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”  Song 8:7 To contemn is to treat with contempt – to regard with dishonour and…

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A Most Vehement Flame

“…which hath a most vehement flame.”  Song 8:6 Vehement is a word that you don’t hear very often these days!   This word appears eight times in the Bible and carries the idea of intensity, forcefulness and/or passion.   Three times it is used of the weather describing…

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Giving God Garbage

Exceptionalism is a rare thing.  In a day and age when the prevailing winds of society are socialism and equality, those who would put forth that extra effort to do it better than everyone else are increasingly frowned upon. Christians are not immune to…

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Forgiven for HIS Name’s Sake

“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”  I John 2:12 If you attend testimony time at any decent Bible believing church, it will not take long to hear thankful saints praising God for their salvation. …

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Fair As the Moon

The Bride is compared to the moon in Song 6:10.  Fourteen distinct parallels can be seen between the Church and the moon: 1)            The moon is lifeless and dead – there is neither water nor air.   Before our salvation we were “dead in trespasses and…

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Satan Doesn’t Care About Music After All?

Around the world, one of the greatest divisions between otherwise apparently sound, Bible-believing churches is centered on music and worship styles.  For just a moment, set aside the words and the character of the authors and performers:  can the music by itself be labeled…

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Jesus on Illegal Immigration

Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. The Bible is the story of two kingdoms at war. On the ground it is a one way refugee crisis with millions of sinners realizing the kingdom of darkness is a…

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