1 Samuel 13: 11-14….Disobedience has consequences.

Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought theContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 11-14….Disobedience has consequences.”

1 Peter 1: 17-21….The Impartial Judge.

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ,Continue reading “1 Peter 1: 17-21….The Impartial Judge.”

James 5: 1-6… An attitude to riches.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold,Continue reading “James 5: 1-6… An attitude to riches.”

1 Samuel: 7v15 -8v5…. The end of the judges era.

Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. And he judged Israel in all these places. Then he would return to Ramah, for his home was there, and there also he judged Israel. And he built there an altar toContinue reading “1 Samuel: 7v15 -8v5…. The end of the judges era.”

1 James 2: 8-13…The royal law.

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of allContinue reading “1 James 2: 8-13…The royal law.”

1 Samuel 6: 19-7: 2….Standards for the chosen

And he struck some of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they looked upon the ark of the LORD. He struck seventy men of them, and the people mourned because the LORD had struck the people with a great blow. Then the men of Beth-shemesh said, “Who is able to stand before the LORD, this holyContinue reading “1 Samuel 6: 19-7: 2….Standards for the chosen”

1 Samuel 2: 22-26… A father’s warning unheeded.

Now Eli was very old, and he kept hearing all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who were serving at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And he said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings fromContinue reading “1 Samuel 2: 22-26… A father’s warning unheeded.”

Hebrews 6: 1-8….Going forward or in reverse?

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.Continue reading “Hebrews 6: 1-8….Going forward or in reverse?”

Malachi 4: 1-6…. A great day…

“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousnessContinue reading “Malachi 4: 1-6…. A great day…”