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.
Read more>>

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lying Lips, Proverb 12:22

Today's commentary is on Proverb 12:22.
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
What does the Bible say about lying? A lying tongue is not only something God hates, it is also something that is an abomination to Him. Proverbs 6:16-19 says: "These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him"::
  1. A proud look,
  2. A lying tongue,
  3. Hands that shed innocent blood,
  4. A heart that devises wicked plans,
  5. Feet that are swift in running to evil,
  6. A false witness who speaks lies,
  7. And one who sows discord among brethren.”
What constitutes a lie according to the Bible? Anything that is not the truth is a lie in God's Word.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Inheriting The Wind Proverb 11:29

Troubling your own family is like tossing your money in the air and letting it blow away. A home is a place where we should all feel safe and secure. A place to get way from the troubles of the world. A place where the family can confide in each other and count on each other.

So many homes have become prisons people only wish to get out of. Everyone knows of friends or maybe even relatives who live in home environments that are not proper to raise children in. In those homes we can point to individuals who have thrown caution to the wind, by their destructive lifestyles.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Memories Of The Righteous Is Blessed Proverb 10:7

What will the epitaph on your cemetery marker say? What will those attending your funeral think or say? How many will come? Will there be great grief, or subdued relief? Will anyone reflect on your life ten years later? Will your memory be blessed or rotten?

David wept painfully, when Jonathan died (II Sam 1:17-27), for he remembered their wonderful friendship as better than the love of a woman (I Sam 18:1-4; 23:16). Dorcas was well remembered by many widows for good works and much charity (Acts 9:36-42).

Men remember Joseph as gloriously virtuous, Potiphar’s wife as an evil adulteress. They remember Tamar as a prudent virgin, Amnon as a profane dog. Men remember Paul as the greatest apostle, Demas as a weak loser. They remember Elijah and John as zealous heroes, Pilate and Agrippa as compromisers. Men remember Abraham as faithful, Lot as worldly. They remember Daniel the eunuch as strong, and strong Samson as weak.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Lady Wisdom vs Madame Folly of Proverb 9

In Today's Proverb, there are two female figures, Lady Wisdom and Madame Folly. You can accept the lesson as one that compares a wise woman of virtue as mentioned in Proverb 31 versus an immoral woman of folly who tears down her home with her actions, as in Proverb 14. Or as I will share with you today, it's a lesson of good versus evil. The right way to live versus the wrong way to live your life. Either way, it's very common for God to teach us different lessons from the same passage throughout the Scriptures. Today, my commentary will be on the contrast between the woman of wisdom, or the good, (Proverb 9:4-6) versus the woman of folly, the evil. (Proverb 9:16-18).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

“The Ring Or Your Soul?” Choose Wisely Proverb 8:11

Men and women have been chasing the dream of wealth and fame from the beginning of time. The American dream was once based upon the understanding that fame and fortune comes through thrift and hard work. During the Colonial Period, Benjamin Franklin counseled people on the "The Way to Wealth." Poor Richard's Almanac", advised that "Early to Bed, and Early to Rise, Makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise." Poor Richard insisted that the key to wealth was to be industrious, because that is what pay's the bills and thus makes one's life easier.

Sadly, in today's modern world the understanding is that one can get rich and famous instantly by winning the lottery, hitting the jackpot at the local casino, writing and singing the song that makes the young girls cry, getting a reality TV show, going to Hollywood to get recognized, or just winning a lawsuit over a spilled cup of hot coffee. The idea isn't new, getting rich that is, just the understanding of how to reach that goal is.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Odd Laws You Never Knew Could Still Exist

Local and state laws are ever changing and it's almost impossible to keep up with tens of thousands of new laws placed in the books by both our glorious leaders and ballot initiatives across this once great country. In California alone the State lawmakers passed 900 new laws that took effect in January of 2017. This after passing 930 new laws that took effect in January of 2016, and over 1000 in January 2015. So in a three year period the State of California has added 2830 new laws that we must abide by, and only God knows how many city and county laws were passed in that two year period.

Be Wise & Don't Co-sign For Others Proverb 6:1-5

One of the most idiotic things anyone can do is to co-sign for a loan. Regardless of who you are helping, the statistics prove that the co-signer ends up paying the loan off over 50% of the time. Consider the reason one would ask you to co-sign for them. They know you will pay the loan off if they cannot, and their track record proves they either don't pay off their debt, or they never had a loan before.

The Scripture I have chosen to comment on today's Proverb, are verses 1-5.
My son, if you become surety for your friend,
If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
You are snared by the words of your mouth;
You are taken by the words of your mouth.
So do this, my son, and deliver yourself;
For you have come into the hand of your friend:
Go and humble yourself;
Plead with your friend.
Give no sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids.
Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Proverb 6:1-5

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Penalty For Sexual Immorality Proverbs 5:11

Now more than at anytime in our society, we have rejected God’s moral standard and the result is an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

With the push for women to be equal with men, and for children to explore their sexual desires with whom ever they so desire, we have now taken all segments of our societies down the dark path of sexual immorality that men have practiced for millenniums. Is it any wonder that diseases which were once on the decline are now at record levels, with women and children both being effected the most. In 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the staggering results of the leftist push for the, "Love who your with" ideology from k-College in our education system.
Reported cases of three nationally notifiable STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have increased according to data published by the (CDC) in the 2014 STD Surveillance Report. The approximately 1.4 million reported cases of chlamydia, a rate of 456.1 cases per 100,000 population, is up 2.8 percent. Rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis – the most infectious stages of syphilis –and gonorrhea have both increased by 15.1 percent.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Guard your heart From Sin, Proverb 4:23

Though the Old Testament book of Proverbs contains God's wisdom for people of all age groups, it is uniquely a book for young people. I believe God's Spirit led King Solomon to write and record these wise bits of instruction to help youth avoid the sort of mistakes and moral failures that will rob them of joy and well-being as adults. Today's commentary on verse Proverb 4:23, comes from Bethany Bible Church
Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
Proverb 4:23

Saturday, June 3, 2017

God Is In Control, Proverb 3:5-6

So many times we all wish we had a gift to peer into the future. All men desire that gift so they can live their life accordingly. They want to be able to avoid the pitfalls, and get right to the great things that will happen. They desire the gift so they will make the right choice.

Well, we have that gift, it comes from God. A gift all born again Christians get when they accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. It's the gift of discernment, and all we need to take advantage of that gift is to put our faith in Christ to do for us that which  He promises. Now if He gave us a gift to see the future outright, then He would not expect us to live by faith. We need to have faith that God will direct our path. Today's chosen Scripture from Proverb 3 verses 5 & 6,
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverb 3:5-6

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Value Of Wisdom Proverbs 2:4-6

The faith to believe the scriptures is within each and every human being. However, God’s wisdom must be believed by faith. Once it is believed and received by faith, a whole new world of our God is open to us. Jesus comes into our spirit and changes us, and that is when we begin our journey in the development of a relationship with our heavenly Father. It is then that the scriptures become a "treasure of good sense".

When you become a born again Christian, the treasure of God is opened unto you. All the treasures of His mind ore now available for you to use. Like a treasure hunter who is searching for treasures, once you find it, you cease to be a hunter, and you begin your journey as a collector of that which you found. When you find Christ, you begin your journey of collecting His treasure of knowledge, which is, "The mind of God." 1 Corinthians 1:30

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why Read A Proverb Every Day? Proverb 1

Many have asked me why I put so much importance in the book of Proverbs.

Well, first of all, I believe that too many people lack the proper wisdom to see past all the confusion Satan has placed before their eyes. So I want to help others to see the truth by giving the tool best suited for the job. And what better tool can one use than the one the Apostle Paul tells is the Wisdom of God. 1Corinthians 1:26-30

What better way to understand the Wisdom of God, than to repeatedly read the book He gave us that fully describes His Wisdom? Don't get me wrong, you should be reading the whole Bible, but no other book fits so perfectly in the Month of our lives like the book of Proverbs.
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God--and righteousness and sanctification and redemption-- that, as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD."
1 Corinthians 1:26-30

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What Happened to The Virtuous Woman? Proverbs 31:10-31

Many women believe that their charm and beauty is what makes them the person who they are, yet as the proverb tells us,
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised
Peter tells women;
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes--
rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Deprive Me Not, Proverb 30:7-9

These are some of my favorite verses in the Bible. Of the words of wisdom, they are the ones I utter in my prayers the most. As we all do I'm sure, I often time pray for lies and deceit to be far from my lips, and heart, but so few consider the trappings of fame and fortune. A cursory look at Hollywood to see what fame and fortune can do to ones life. Remember that sweet little girl who sang beautiful songs with her father? Yes, the one who turned out to be just another harlot of Satan. I speak of course of Miley Cyrus.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Just a reminder that Memorial Day isn't just another day off work

As the days and years pass on, our freedom never will because of them.

They shall not grow old, but we will because of them

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them.

They may be gone, but never the memory of them .....
by Chuck Ness

Do You Need A Spiritual Vision Test? Proverb 29:18

This proverb should be understood to mean that when there is no special revelation, people cast off moral restraints; however, when people obey God’s word, they are blessed: “Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction”. This verse has tremendous theological and practical significance for us. Just as there was a direct correlation in the Old Testament between Israel’s moral condition and their knowing and submitting to God’s special revelation, so there is a direct correlation between our moral state and our knowing and submitting to God’s special revelation, the Bible.

Happy Is He Who Keeps the Law

01 He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
00 Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

02 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
00 But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

03 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice,
00 But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.

04 The king establishes the land by justice,
00 But he who receives bribes overthrows it.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Proverb 28

Proverb 28 (NKJV)

The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion

01 The wicked flee when no one pursues,
00But the righteous are bold as a lion.

02 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes;
00But by a man of understanding and knowledge
00Right will be prolonged.

03 A poor man who oppresses the poor
00Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.

04 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
00But such as keep the law contend with them.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Never Boast About Tomorrow, Proverb 27:1

Proverb 27 (NKJV)

My Son, Be Wise

01 Do not boast about tomorrow,
00 For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

02 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
00 A stranger, and not your own lips.

03 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
00 But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them.

04 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
00 But who is able to stand before jealousy?

A Dream That Moved Me To Say Enough Is Enough, The Status Quo Must End, NOW!

By February 1854, the anti-slavery Whigs had begun meeting in upper Midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party. One meeting, in Wisconsin on March 20, 1854, is generally remembered as the founding meeting of the Republican Party. The Republican party began as a response to the immoral outrage against slavery.

Today we face a different form of slavery, yet one as dangerous as the one faced in 1854, maybe even more dangerous. All Americans will one day be slaves to a government that controls every aspect of out lives. How? Via a one payer healthcare system. We were betrayed by Chief Justice John Roberts, and I believe we will see him again betray us again one day. We are also witnessing the party began to stop slavery, willingly colluding with the original slave party, the Democrat party, to enslave us all.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Answering A Fool, Proverb 26:4-5

I found this on article on Creation.com's website, which was written by David Catchpoole. It's about a real life experience he had on a flight from Darwin Australia to Brisbane, when he had the chance to question, a fools belief system. It is such a great example of what Solomon meant with one of the most confusing Proverbs in the book, "Proverbs 28:4-5." Along with making sense of the Proverb, it's also a great example of how to reach without insulting a Darwinist.