Monday, November 13, 2017

It's All About Electing A Woman As President In 2020


Seems like a day doesn't go by without another woman accusing some guy of sexually harassing her. Most of the accusations are from incidents that took place so long ago that there is no way to prove or disprove the accusation. The stories are about men from all walks of life, and both sides of the political spectrum. From Hollywood to Congress, women are telling stories about how men they worked for, or with, treating them like sex toys. Older men being accused of forcing themselves upon young women and teen girls some ten, fifteen and even as long ago as forty years ago.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Foolish Son & A Contentious Wife, Proverb 19:13


As you read the Proverbs, you must understand that while God meant for them to be learned by all of His children, Solomon shared the Wisdom he got from God in particularly for his sons. So when you read a proverb that is gender specific, there are lessons that women should also learn. Thus in today's Proverb, women should be looking for a Godly man, to help her raise the children to be wise Godly adults. So both men and women should be wise in whom they chose to marry, or they will be finding more joy outside of home, than they will inside it.

I am sharing chosen excerpts from a commentary by;
Let God Be true.com.
To read it in full, please follow the link above.

Without a doubt, the two horrible things that can happen to a man is to marry an odious woman, or he can have foolish children. Both are disasters and make marriage and children very sober matters. The persons and relationships that should be for help and pleasure become like enemies. It is wisdom to carefully consider these potential threats and avoid them at all costs.

This proverb is priceless. The two matters at stake are very serious – an unhappy marriage or shameful children. Either one tortures and destroys a man over many years. A man enduring both faces daily pain hard to describe in words. But God gave this proverb by King Solomon to save you from both evils, and He reduced it down to one single, simple rule. Glorious wisdom! Incredible mercy and kindness! Keep reading!

A foolish son is also a horrible thing in a man’s life. It can steal the joy and life out of your soul, knowing that you generated and trained an idiot. The Preacher saw foolish sons, for he had foolish brothers, and his son Rehoboam was a fool. Read his pain and learn the sober lesson (Pr 10:1; 15:20; 17:21,25; 23:15-16,24-25; 29:3,15). It is wisdom to learn from the mistakes and pain of others – so pay attention and grasp this lesson.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lady Wisdom vs Lady Folly Proverb 9:5-6, & 17-18


I love the book of Proverbs, because in so many ways they resemble the teachings of Jesus as he walked with the Disciples. It makes sense though, because Christ is Wisdom personified in the flesh of Jesus.

Now as you read today's proverb, it's beneficial to understand why Solomon was led by God to refer to wisdom and folly as women. This is because the proverb is directed towards his son. In order for the boy to understand the difference between wisdom and folly, the best way was to bring it down to a level he could grasp.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Proverb 6



The purpose of Writing the book of Proverbs was to reveal the mind of God in matters high and lofty and in common, ordinary, everyday situations. Through Solomon, God shared His Wisdom, and He made sure that no topic was left to question. Matters pertaining to personal conduct, sexual relations, business, wealth, charity, ambition, discipline, debt, child-rearing, character, alcohol, politics, revenge, and Godliness are among the many topics covered in this rich collection of wise sayings.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pornography Will Lead To Adultery, Proverb 5:21-23

Before you read today's commentary I am sharing, please understand that the training of purity begins at childhood. It is a training that must be fully learned by them before they reach pre-puberty, so that when their bodies start changing they will already have been prepared for the questions they will ask others if you did not already do so. If others must tell them, then there is a 90% chance they will not be told the truth.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart, Proverb 3:5-6



Ever wonder what you would do if your leader told you to drive into the Ocean after he parted the waters? Would you still have enough faith to trust in the God your leader trusts? Well at the time when Pharaoh's army had the Israelites trapped between him and the Red Sea, the faith of the Israelites was very weak.(Exodus 14) At any sign of troubles they were ready to leave him and his God to go back to Egypt and the bondage of slavery.

Friday, September 29, 2017

If Destruction Is Our Future, We Are To Blame, Proverb 29:18


Today Americans have stopped acting in terms of their own moral, ethical religious beliefs and principles. They stopped acting on what they knew was right, and the "me attitude" has become the measure of everything. However, moral societies are the only ones that work.

If anyone thinks there is not a direct and inviolable relationship between personal integrity in a society and that society's prosperity, that person has simply not studied history . . . Great moral societies, built upon faith in God, honor, trust, and the law blossom like a flower in.

Some 160 years ago the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that "America is great because America is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Today I look see America, and what I see is a nation that is no longer good, nor great. We are a nation in decline. Just as Israel failed to be great when they turned from God, so too has America.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

To Defend Evil Will bring A Curse From The People, Proverb 24:24

He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous,"
Him the people will curse;
Nations will abhor him.

Proverb 24:24
Today we may witness the mass destruction of the NFL. Remember, Satan twists reality of those who do not keep their minds eyes and hearts on Christ. When it comes to winning the souls of the rich and famous, the most powerful tool in Satan's arsenal, is the fame and fortune they seek. For those who reach the pinnacle of success, their minds will lie to them about their importance to the human race.

It is already difficult to avoid sin, with fame and fortune it becomes almost impossible. Paul tells us that the desire for wealth and fame can lead to many pitfalls, because the love of money is the very root of evil. Not money in and of itself, but the love for it.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
So we must never forget that with this new found power, comes much responsibility. Without Christ in your life you will inevitably fail. Even with Him in your corner, the temptations are powerful. Like Solomon himself, many men and women throughout history started off with their hearts and minds on God, just to lose sight of Him after they gained the wealth and fame they desired.

When it comes to professional athletes today, they become part of the whole entertainment industry. An industry that has long ago sold it's soul to Satan. Their new friends and advisors will twist their minds into believing good is evil and evil is good. It's just a matter of time before they too turn against all that is righteous by defending the all evil deeds of Satan's minions in the world.

That is why much prayer and diligence is needed to keep from falling into Satan's hands when money becomes no obstacle for your desires. It would be better if you pray for just enough to survive and anonymity in the world, than for fame and fortune.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Climate Change Models & Hurricanes, Will God Make A Fool Of Them Again?


I want to begin by sending my condolences to anyone who has lost a loved in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, or Irma. I also offer my prayers for all who have been effected by Harvey's destruction in Texas and those who will be effected by Irma, where ever it may land. I do not mean to discount the suffering many are going through, nor do I want to insult anyone who cares so much for their loved ones that they are evacuating their home for safer ground.

That being said. Why am I so not into how bad Irma is? I mean, for 8 years the Obama administration worked diligently to turn both NASA and the National Weather Service into “Climate Change Command Centers” or as I will affectionately refer to them in my opinion, the (CCCC). Please tell me how can I take it anymore serious than an average Hurricane at best? True, this comes from someone who is more than 3000 miles away looking at clear skies for the next foreseeable future. However, my son, his wife and my grandchildren do live in the Florida Pan Handle.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Summer of “73”


Everyone has memories they cherish from times when they were growing up. I have many memories, but none of them are as memorable as the ones I have of the Summer of “73”. That Summer holds some of the most cherished memories of my teen years. Not so much because of what I did that Summer, but more because of the woman I met who treated me like the son she never had.

It was long before I gave my life to Christ, but a time that helped influence the Christian I would one day become. If for no other reason than the woman who did her best to give direction and order to a teen who needed it.

It was long before I gave my life to Christ, but a time that helped influence the Christian I would one day become. If for no other reason than the woman who did her best to give direction and order to a teen who needed it.

It was a time in my life that I went farther and seen more than many do in a life time. I would travel through Canada, down through Montana to Tupelo Mississippi, and then to Birmingham Alabama, before catching a bus back home to Duluth Mn. All along the way I would spend time in places like Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Butte Mt, and even Bozeman Mt where my brother and I were able to get out to Gallatin Gateway to visit our grandparents. There were many small towns and big cities along the way where I met many different people, and fall in love with some young gals along the way more than a few times.

Vengeance Is Mine Says The Lord, Proverb 6:34-35

Mind you, Proverb 6:34-35 was written some 2900 years ago when women had no power. It was normal for men to have multiple wives and concubines. After all, Solomon himself had some 700 wives and 300 concubines. However, times have changed, and women can be as vengeful if not more so than men when they find out their husband has been sleeping around with another woman.

This Proverb can be used for both both men and women. Prison is filled with those who who have gotten revenge to the ultimate degree. Thus the Lord warns us all to not even give the thought of adultery a chance of planting a seed in our hearts. Vengeance is mine says the Lord, but in the moment of anger and hurt, logic and reason are often times far from ones mind. It is a sin that can destroy many lives.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Judge Yourself Lest You Be Judged, Proverb 5:21

You ever been sitting in the house, and out of the corner of your eye, you spot something moving along the corner of the wall? Or maybe you’re lying in bed and you hear some scraping and scratching, the patter of teeny tiny feet in the attic? When you have a mouse on the loose around the house, then you need to set a trap or two.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Biblical Lessons, Phylacteries, & Proverbs 3:1-4


Today's chosen commentary is on Proverbs 3:1-4 which alludes to Deuteronomy 6:6-8. In this passage, God tells the people how they can be assured they will always keep the law. Like all things, it comes with repetition so that it will be trained into our memory. Something we are to diligently teach our children, so that when they get older the law will be always in the forefront of their consciousness. For us Christians, we too should raise our children to know the Scriptures as they know how to walk. Everyday is a time to learn something new about the things of Christ. Everyday is a chance to ensure their eternal Salvation and a place in heaven.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Choose Wisely by Reading a Proverb A Day, Proverb 1

The purpose of Writing the book of Proverbs was to reveal the mind of God in matters high and lofty and in common, ordinary, everyday situations. Through Solomon, God shared His Wisdom, and He made sure that no topic was left to question. Matters pertaining to personal conduct, sexual relations, business, wealth, charity, ambition, discipline, debt, child-rearing, character, alcohol, politics, revenge, and Godliness are among the many topics covered in this rich collection of wise sayings.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Christian Explosion In Communist China



Remember how Christianity changed the Roman Empire one slave, one Roman citizen, one soldier, one land owner, and then one political leader at a time until the Emperor himself made Christianity the official religion of the Empire?

Well in China it all began with one illegal underground church. Then another one began, and another, and another. Soon there were so many that even the Chinese government could not hold back the growth. Today there are over 150 million Christians, and by 2030 they predict there will be almost 250 million.

Will You Speak Up For The Speechless? Proverb 31:8-9


A Planetary Genocide

  • More than 1.5 BILLION babies have been aborted worldwide in the past 50 years.
  • An estimated 50 million abortions are carried out throughout the world every year.
  • One in five pregnancies worldwide end in abortion.
  • Approximately 90% of Down syndrome babies are aborted worldwide.
  • 42% of all yearly deaths in the world are from abortion.
  • Every two seconds a baby is aborted - every time your heartbeats a baby dies.
  • A study reported that in 2011 alone 163 MILLION babies were aborted simply because they were girls.
  • While baby girls are a target of abortions in 3rd world countries, in the West, and particularly in the Unites States, more and more boys are becoming the main target of abortions.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What Is His Name, If You Know? Proverb 30:4

The proverb asks if you know the name of the One who ascended to and descended from heaven, the One who gathered the wind in His fists, the One who bound the waters into a garment, the One who established all the ends of the earth. It asks if you know the name of Him, or His Son's name.

Some 900 years before Jesus was born, this proverb alerted the Israelites that God's Son would appear on earth. A prophecy bound up in a proverb. Long before the Pharisees would accuse Him of equating Himself with God, Agur knew God's Son who would descend from heaven and claim to be the Son of God.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Europe's Changing Borders Exemplify Proverbs 28:2


Throughout history, the borders of the world have changed many, many times. Solomon tells us that because of the transgressions of the land, it will have many rulers.

This video shows how the borders of Europe changed through the years from 1411 to 2012. We all know that land cannot transgress, but Proverb 28:2 speaks of the rulers and it's people of those lands who sinned. Thus their sins lead to many different rulers and owners of the land instead of a continuous ownership and control by the same people.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Are You Cheerful Or hesitant When You Give? Proverb 19:17



Sometimes it's those with the least that give the most. Jesus used a widow's offering to teach a lesson of giving from the heart.
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them;
"Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;
for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."
Mark 12:41-44
It's easy to give when what you give does not even effect you, but when was the last time you went out of your way to give more than you thought the person deserved? Now I am not saying one should go broke or end up homeless because you gave all away, but to give a smidgen when you have enough to truly make a difference in their situation is what Christ expects from us. Instead of fifty cents, maybe enough for a good breakfast or lunch. Or, if after reading this, and the Lord moves you, you could do more. Basically, I speak of the kind of love Christ wants from us.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Living A Life of a Desperado, Proverb 18:1



Interesting how today's Proverb is Proverb 18. I say interesting, because I had a dream last night about an old friend I haven't see in years. His name is Larry, and he was a preacher of his own church in Columbus Georgia. The last time I saw him was a time in my life when all I wanted was to be away from people. If anyone got too close I would disappear.

It was after my 2nd marriage fell apart, and I was pretty much wondering around the country. I would stay in a place long enough to work a few Months and then leave town without notifying anyone. Sometimes I would leave without even collecting my last paycheck. I figured if I wasn't going to give a notice why collect the check.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Is Your Focus the World, or Christ? Proverb 15:16-17



When you read the news, it's difficult to feel positive about the future. Every thing reported, points to a world nearing a climactic end. Economically, politically, environmentally, socially, religiously, morally and culturally, we can see the prophecies of how the times before the end will be, unfolding right before our eyes. The uncertainty has stoked fears that have produced one of the highest suicide rates ever.

To be honest, my heart sinks as I look at the prognosis for the future of my children and grandchildren. If mankind does not turn to God in repentance of sin soon, then billions of humans will be like those who missed Noah's boat ride through the flood, and they will be lost for eternity.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Be Wise About Foolish Friends, Proverb 13:20

You are the company you keep. This well-known saying is a short and weak version of God's true warning;
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Proverb 13:20
Without a doubt, this could be one of the most important Proverbs a Christians can learn, and probably the most important lesson for Christian parents. At the least, it is one of the most valuable lessons any Christian can learn if they desire to prosper in life.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Do You Love God The Way Your Dog Loves You? Proverb 12:10



Back in 2013, two days after Christmas, I had to have our beloved 18 year old dog, Hershee, euthanize. Her kidneys had shut down and she was in so much pain she could not even settle down for more than five minutes at a time. So the merciful thing to do was to end her life.

It's easy to talk about it now, but at the time it was as if a member of our family had died. Maybe this should not be, I mean after all, she was just a dog. But, whether we choose to accept it or not, Hershee felt that she was one of us, and we treated her as if we would treat any member of our family. We were her "pack" so to speak, and I trust that she felt herself a valuable member of that pack. She ate good when we ate good, was happy when we were happy and always tried to do her part, even if it was just to bark and growl at people she didn't know.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Don't Cast Off Restraint, Have Faith In Christ, Proverb 29:18



Through the years, many have misunderstood today's verse. They have come to believe that since the people perish due to a lack of vision what they need to survive is to have a pastor who casts visions or a prophet who shares visions. Thus we end up with many of the false teachers on television who take advantage of young Christians by playing upon their ignorance of the Scriptures. This particular proverb is taken out of context so often, because they fail to understand how this Proverb is constructed.
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.
Proverb 29:18

Friday, July 28, 2017

Corrupt Lawbreaking Sinners, Proverb 28



We have a name for third world countries, where the leaders steal from, maim, and kill it's citizens indiscriminately, or even worse the people in those nations allow others to do so. We call them Tin-Horn Dictatorships, where the leaders are no better than terrorists, tyrants, and warlords. Throughout the 1900's we have seen plenty, from Hitler, Stalin and Lenin, and now we see them in North Korea, Argentina, and in the Middle east.

They rule over their empires, nations, or blocs with the iron fist, suppressing freedoms and dissent from the status quo. They are lawbreakers of the highest order. We even see them in America, like the Mafia, gang leaders, drug Lords. It also happens in households where a parent, husband or a wife, will rule the home like a despot over a nation. Then, lest I forget, it even happens where politicians will use their power and influence to commit crimes and then their political friends will let them off easy, while the common man and woman will face financial ruin or even life in jail for lesser crimes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Never Feed The Fires of Gossip, Proverb 26:20



Nothing destroys relationships more than gossip. Often times those who spread gossip never consider full ramifications of what they are saying, even if the trouble they start, as it often times does, comes back to bite them. I found this quote about gossip, it says it so well;
I am more deadly than the screaming shell of a howitzer. I win without killing. I tear down homes, break hearts, and wreck lives. I travel on the wings of the wind. No innocence is strong enough to intimidate me, no purity pure enough to daunt me. I have no regard for truth, no respect for justice, no mercy for the defenseless. My victims are as numerous as the sands of the sea, and often as innocent. I never forget and seldom forgive. My name is Gossip.
Today I'm sharing Matthew Henry's commentary on Proverb 26:20

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Living Financially Smart, Proverb 23:4-5



Here is some good advice I found years ago and saved in a file. Not sure where I gathered it from, but it's good advice on finances on how to survive during good, bad, and especially uncertain times by preparing for the future. It is never too late to change one's ways, since you know not when God will bring you home. So if you are nearing retirement with the understanding that none of your ancestors lived past 85, beware, you could be the one who lives to be 110. that would be 25 years longer than you believe you will live. However, God could also call you home today.

The idea is to always be willing to accept good advice, and never believe it is too late to prepare for the future. One never knows what tomorrow may bring. I am nearing 61, and unemployed. 5 years ago I believed my job was secure and I would retire when I hit 65, or maybe later if I desired to continue working. The company I had worked the last 25 years for was forced to close down from the financial burdens of Obamacre.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Sordid Affair & The Levirate Law Of Proverbs 20:16



There are many sordid story's with many shocking facts shared in the Scriptures about God's people. One such story is the twisted account of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar? (Genesis 38:7-26) The story of Judah and Tamar is certainly not the most pleasant story in the Bible. In fact, most commentaries on the book of Genesis don’t spend much time on this chapter. After all, the story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-38), has a lot more preaching material and great spiritual lessons!

Customs at the time of the Patriarchs were obviously much different than today. In some ways they may seem archaic, yet when it came to caring for women, the custom of the ancients was that that women were to be cared for, not used and discarded at the will of men. Tamar was one such woman. Through no fault of her own, Tamar was left to fend for herself because her father-in-law refused to follow the custom. In the end of this saga, Tamar would end up becoming one of just four women mentioned in the genealogy of Christ. (Matthew 1:2)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Power Of Your Tongue, Proverb 18:21



There are 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament. That is a total of 31,102 verses from Genesis 1:1 to Revelations 22:21
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelations 22:21
In all those verses, there are many ways to interpret what each and everyone means. Without getting into the different ways people study or interpret things, I will just say that it takes the Holy Spirit to lead you to the truth.

That being said, there are many false teachers who haven't a clue as to what they are talking about. They take a Scripture out of context and believe what their lying heart tells them, because they truly do not have Christ in their heart. Take today's Proverb for example, there is a verse in this Proverb that has been used by television evangelists to rake in billions of dollars every year.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Proverb 15



In Proverb 15, Solomon tells us how the peace may be kept, that we may know how in our places to keep it; it is by soft words. If wrath be risen like a threatening cloud, pregnant with storms and thunder, a soft answer will disperse it and turn it away. When men are provoked, speak gently to them, and give them good words, and they will be pacified, as the Ephraimites were by Gideon's mildness (Judges 8:1-3); whereas, upon a like occasion, by Jephthah's roughness, they were exasperated, and the consequences were bad,
(Judges 12:1-3). Reason will be better spoken, and a righteous cause better pleaded, with meekness then with passion; hard arguments do best with soft words.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Control Your Anger Christian, Proverb 14:29



Today's commentary is about anger and how, so often, it gets the better of us all. As Christians, we are to be in control of our faculties at all times. Yet we are all guilty of losing control at times. We are told to be patient and understanding, because a quick-tempered personality is a sign of foolishness.
A patient man has great understanding,
but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
Proverbs 14:29
We all have the power to chose how we will react in any given situation. When we are expecting something and it didn’t happen, we must accept it and always think positive. Be flexible, and as much as possible remain calm and don't get angry. An explosion of anger at any situation never solves the problem, it just exacerbates it.

Paul tells us that it is OK to be angry, but not to sin.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Is God Your Financial Adviser? Proverb 11



When the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream, He said to him;
"Ask! What shall I give you?" 1 Kings 3:5
Solomon could have asked for anything his heart desired; wealth, women, slaves, victory in battle over all of God's enemies, or even a very long healthy life. Yet, he asked for none of those things. Instead, Solomon humbled himself and said to the LORD;
".....give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" 1 Kings 3:9
This response pleased the LORD so much that God not only made Solomon the wisest person who ever lived, other than Jesus, but He also made him the richest man ever, and gave him victory over all God's people so there would be peace throughout his lifetime. It is this wisdom that allowed Solomon to give us the great Proverbs we use to this day to properly run our lives in accordance with God's precepts. One of them being, our finances.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Forsake Foolishness & Live Wisely, Proverb 9



Gaining wisdom does not make you arrogant, it makes you humble. That's because when you know the truth you realize how stupid you have been, and then you will desire to help others who are as foolish as you once were. Thus the reason I enjoy sharing a Proverb a Day, while sharing what nuggets of gold I found in this wonderful book. When one understands that Christ is the Wisdom of God, how could you not desire to have that which encompasses the very brain of our Creator?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Infidelity Danger Zones, Proverb 5



Proverb 5 specifically speaks to a man and his ways of wondering, but it should be taken as a warning against both men and women. With families struggling financially to make ends meet, both husband and wife spend significant time away from each other at work. The close proximity with other individuals who are also struggling emotionally and looking for satisfaction from someone other than their spouse can be unbearable at times. Temptation to wonder. is around every corner.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Discipline From God, Proverb 3:11-12



There is no better commentary on Scripture than the Scripture itself.
So I offer Hebrews 12:3-11 as a commentary on Proverb 3:11-12


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Why Must I Be So Tested Lord?

Isaiah 48:10
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
Today I was looking back at my journal entries, as I often do, to see how my growth in Christ has progressed through the years. As I read the entry from July 3, 2007 I read about the way I was struggling emotionally and feeling pretty useless. I wrote about the pressure of the world that was upon my shoulders, and about a lower neck vertebrae that was making my arms and fingers numb.

Then, as if things couldn't get any worse, I found myself under a spiritual battle from Satan's minions. Like a grape in a wine press, I was being squeezed a little more. I wrote that I prayed, and even fasted a few days to see if God would give me relief, but the pressure just kept getting worse.

I continued reading my entries from day to day, of how I struggled for almost a week as I dealt with the battle I was in. Then I read an entry on July 8th where I finally received a message from God. It was about 6:30 in the morning, when I had just finished my daily morning quiet time in the Bible. I again prayed for relief from my many troubles when my entry abruptly stopped and I wrote the Psalm below.

It was after I wrote the Psalm, that I then wrote how God reminded me of His response to Paul, when he asked for relief from the thorn in his side.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Why Must I Be So Tested. A Psalm

Isaiah 48:10
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Mommy, I'm Sorry



The Preamble of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child it recognizes, among other things,
"Bearing in mind that, as indicated in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, “the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth"

Article 6 of the Declaration adds the following,
Article 6
1. States Parties recognize that every child has the inherent right to life."
Yet, many delegations and governments refuse to recognize the unborn child's right to legal representation or life. The preamble itself, states that the child in the womb is LIFE! Yes, life does indeed begin at the moment of conception. Delegations and governments refuse to affirm that every child has a right to protection and special care by the fact of the dignity with which he or she has been endowed by God, and that such protection is owed to the child before birth as well as after the child is born.

Book Of Isaiah, A Miniature Bible



If you ever want to study a book of the Bible that will give you great insight from a prophetic point of view, may I suggest you study the Book of Isaiah. Isaiah wrote what many have called the miniature Bible in the Bible. Like all Scripture, Isaiah is inspired by God. However, Isaiah is unique in it's arrangement. Something I believe it was divinely inspired to be so.

Consider the following, how many books does the Bible have? Sixty-six. How many chapters does Isaiah have? Sixty-six. How many books are there in the Old Testament? Thirty-nine, and therefore twenty-seven in the New Testament. And the book of Isaiah divides exactly in that way. The first half of the book comprises thirty-nine chapters. There is a distinct division at chapter 40, so that the remaining twenty-seven chapters constitute the second half of this book like the New Testament.

Thank God We Have A Fighter In The Oval Office! Go Trump, & Tweet, Tweet, Tweet, Away!



As we get ready to celebrate the 241st anniversary of our Independence from King George, it would be well to remember that our founding fathers were a lot like Donald Trump. Many were not politicians, most were hard working entrepreneurs who decided to do something about the over bearing control of King George.

Like Trump, they finally had enough and decided to fight back. Oh they didn't have Twitter, Nope. They fought back with blood, sweat, and tears. The left should be happy that Trump is not calling his followers to take the fight to the street, because I know I would. Instead he is fighting the fight through the only means he can. He uses Twitter to go around those who would destroy our freedom, and turn our country into a basket case like the European Union is. They would like nothing better than to bring back the days before the revolution when the elites ruled the day, and us peasants settled for the crumbs that fell from their plates.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

I Will Continue To Fight On



I wrote this psalm almost 11 years ago, when I was in a spiritual struggle with Satan. I won that battle, but only because I had the full armor of God on. So I wrote this as a thank you and a praise to my Lord and Savior who gave me the tools I needed to win.

Movie Suggestion, "Polycarp", Great Christian Story



May I suggest a good movie to rent or purchase would be, "Polycarp".

This is a very strong Christian, biblical movie with a clear moral message. Powerful presentations of the Gospel, compelling conversations, inspiring examples of self-sacrifice, heart-rending situations and boldness in the face of peer pressure, family pressure and state persecution; no foul language; some restrained violence including violence in the arena and burning of Polycarp at the stake; and, nothing else objectionable.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Battle Between Our Heart & Our Mind, Proverb 28:26



Today's Proverb points out that there is a battle within us all. This battle is being waged from the moment we are aware of our surroundings. It's a battle of the heart vs the mind.
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 28:26
The esteemed American poet, Edward Hirsch, wrote a poem titled,"Self Portrait". It begins with the lines,
I lived between my heart and my head, 
like a married couple who can't get along

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stepping Into Another Person's Argument, Proverb 26:17



Proverb 26:17 reminds me of a time in the early 1980's when I lived in San Bernardino. One of my older brothers, Gene, was living with me and my first wife at the time. Gene was, and still is a small man. He stood about 5' 6" and maybe weighed about 130 pounds, if he was wearing wet cloths. He was a guy who never could, and never would get in a fight.

Jim was an air force mechanic stationed at Norton Air Force base. This was like 10 years before they closed it down. Jim was a big guy who stood about 6"4" and weighed a good 250 pounds or more. Jim wasn't a guy to get into fights either, but if he had to he could more than take care of himself.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Self Control Of Your Spiritual City Proverbs 25:28


The city is a big concept in Scripture. It’s cast in a somewhat negative light before the flood, but afterward is pictured as much more promising for human flourishing, culminating in the heavenly city of Revelations. The city of Jerusalem was most significant for God’s people because God himself dwelled there. More than that, God personally built and protected Jerusalem, until his people rejected him and were exiled, and the city was destroyed. The implication of the metaphor if this Proverb is not just people are cities but more specifically God’s people are God’s city.

We can say the metaphor expands to say self-control is a city wall. “Self-control” is a paraphrase of the Hebrew, which says something like “restraint of spirit”. Implicit even in this expression, then, is the idea that the spirit has a structure. And apparently that structure can be damaged, which is distinctly a bad thing. Put conversely, whoever lacks control over his spirit—whose spirit is damaged and left in disrepair—is as good as ruined. The one without an intact spirit is already “broken into” and left as exposed as he was found.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Can Ignorance Save A Sinner? Proverb 24:12



Peter tells us that we should always be ready with a response to any question about the reason for our faith. 1 Peter 3:15. Thus the reason Paul told Timothy to be diligent in his studies to rightly divide the truth 2 Timothy 2:15, because many will come and give false answers just to satisfy the itchy ears of the lost. 2 Timothy 4:1-5. So it is up to us to be prepared to help the lost find the way.

If you desire to share the Gospel, and you should, then be sure you are prepared to answer the questions that will come your way. If you cannot properly respond to a persons questions, then don't wing it. Be honest and tell them you will find the answer and get back to them. Most heresy begins with individuals who share the Word, but do not know the Word.

Probably the most asked question I get while sharing the Gospel is,
"What about those who lived in parts of the world where the Gospel was never shared?
How can they be condemned to hell if they never knew the truth?"

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

To Drink Or Not To Drink; Proverb 20:1

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Proverb 20:1 (NKJV)
Allow me to begin my commentary by stating that it is my belief that God does condone drinking alcoholic beverages. However, as with everything in life, moderation is the key.

For those who claim God is against drinking I would like to refer you to the wedding where Jesus performed His first miracle by changing the water into wine in John 2:1-12. My point of emphasis in the account is the part where the master of the feast tasted the wine Jesus had created from water;
When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!" John 2:9-10

Thursday, June 15, 2017

To Reach or To Repel, Proverb 15:1



Hostility seems to be a hallmark of this church age in a similar way that political correctness is to the world. It is alright for us to be righteously indignant as long as we do not sin. There is a place for righteous indignation, but God does not permit much anger because it is difficult not to sin when angry. That kind of anger is a "mark of the beast."

Frequently, hostility is simply a denial of reality. People do not have tempers born in them; angry tempers begin to be created in childhood. Parents allow tempers to burst forth, and each time it happens, it becomes easier—and the next time and the next and on and on until it is ingrained in the personality.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Every Knee Shall Bow, Proverb 14:19


Let me begin by asking that prayers be said for all those shot in Virginia, and their families.

Lord our Father, we live in an evil world, and many lost individuals who know you not can be led astray by those who lead them into false conclusions with by their lies and innuendos. Many powerful people in America today are more willing to lead this nation down a path of poverty and destruction, than to allow their political enemies a chance at bringing peace and prosperity to the lives of the people.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spare The Rod - Spoil The Child, Proverb 13:24



We love the gospel of grace when we come to God with our sins. None of us wants justice in the sense of God giving us what we deserve. But as much as we love His mercy when applied to us, we have a difficult time applying the same mercy to others. The Scriptures tells us that if we spare the rod, we will spoil the child, but many Christians forget God's grace while administering the child's punishment in our anger at them. The closer the relationship, the more betrayed and frustrated we feel. One needs to know that the messages we send our children while punishing them is one of discipline, not anger.