2 Peter 2: 17-22….Strong words, indeed!

These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves ofContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 17-22….Strong words, indeed!”

Micah 7: 1-4a….. The end result.

Woe is me! For I have becomeas when the summer fruit has been gathered,as when the grapes have been gleaned:there is no cluster to eat,no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.The godly has perished from the earth,and there is no one upright among mankind;they all lie in wait for blood,and each hunts the other withContinue reading “Micah 7: 1-4a….. The end result.”

Micah 3: 9-12……A plain and damning declaration.

Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacoband rulers of the house of Israel,who detest justiceand make crooked all that is straight,who build Zion with bloodand Jerusalem with iniquity.Its heads give judgment for a bribe;its priests teach for a price;its prophets practice divination for money;yet they lean on the LORD and say,“Is not theContinue reading “Micah 3: 9-12……A plain and damning declaration.”

Mark 5: 8-15…..Pigs in a Jewish area.

For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there onContinue reading “Mark 5: 8-15…..Pigs in a Jewish area.”

Mark 5: 1-7….Demon Possession.

They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain,Continue reading “Mark 5: 1-7….Demon Possession.”

Mark 3: 22-30….A strong answer and a severe warning.

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.Continue reading “Mark 3: 22-30….A strong answer and a severe warning.”

1 Samuel 22: 18-23…..Doeg the Edomite.

Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn and strike the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, and he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod. And Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; both man and woman, child and infant, ox,Continue reading “1 Samuel 22: 18-23…..Doeg the Edomite.”