Acts 7: 54-60…..A supporter dead – an enemy established.

Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of ManContinue reading “Acts 7: 54-60…..A supporter dead – an enemy established.”

Psalm 37: 16-24…..Comparisons.

Better is the little that the righteous hasthan the abundance of many wicked. Why is this so?For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,but the LORD upholds the righteous. Because God is definitely on the side of the good man or woman!The LORD knows the days of the blameless,and their heritage will remain forever;theyContinue reading “Psalm 37: 16-24…..Comparisons.”

Psalm 37: 8-15…..Jumbled thoughts!

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.For the evildoers shall be cut off,but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.But the meek shall inherit theContinue reading “Psalm 37: 8-15…..Jumbled thoughts!”

Psalm 36: 7-12….Celebrated victory!

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.They feast on the abundance of your house,and you give them drink from the river of your delights.For with you is the fountain of life;in your light do we see light.Oh, continue your steadfast love to thoseContinue reading “Psalm 36: 7-12….Celebrated victory!”

Psalm 36: 1-6….A comparison between the wicked and God.

Transgression speaks to the wickeddeep in his heart;there is no fear of Godbefore his eyes.For he flatters himself in his own eyesthat his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;he has ceased to act wisely and do good.He plots trouble while on his bed;he sets himself inContinue reading “Psalm 36: 1-6….A comparison between the wicked and God.”

Genesis 6: 11-16….Nearly a clean sheet!

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filledContinue reading “Genesis 6: 11-16….Nearly a clean sheet!”

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.”