Paul’s Advice II Corinthians 13: 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.13 All the saints salute you. I would have hated to be pastor of the Corinth Church.  It was even...
God’s Textbook for Life and Eternity Part 2 Ecclesiastes 12: 9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.11 The words...
Striving for the Mastery We can’t stop until we reach the finish line.  Striving for the mastery is a goal to set.  It’s not that we don’t have a goal; we do.  Focus on it and determine to finish well. I Corinthians 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain...
Kids, Crumbs, and the Master For all the effort the devil puts forward, all Jesus has to do is drop a crumb.  Sometimes you may think what’s the use to trust the Lord?  All I get from heaven are crumbs.  A crumb from heaven is enough!  There is food enough and to spare at the Master’s table. Mark 7: 24 And from thence he...
God’s Textbook for Life and Eternity The ending passage of the book of Ecclesiastes doesn’t close things out.  You see close outs in many writers especially Paul.  This book gives us wisdom to the last verse.  It was needed for people in that day; it is needed now. Ecclesiastes 12: 8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is...
Where Will Your Tree Fall? Ecclesiastes 11: 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. This is good advice for all of us especially for any not ready to meet the Lord.  If your life...
Out of the Depths Psalms 130: 1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. 2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5 I wait for the...
As a Weaned Child Psalms 131: 1Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. 3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth...