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Sin

The Puppeteer

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:23  “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith […]

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Our Responsibility

The Devotional I Didn't Want To Write

Instead, those who are followers of Christ have been told specifically that we are to
1) Go and make disciples;
2) Teach Christ’s commands for observance;
3) Be both a preservative salt of the truth of God’s word and be a light to the world that showcases God; and perhaps the hardest of all
4) To Correct (gently) our fellow man who is not living according to God’s Word.

So, my fellow Brothers and Sisters of Christ: Do not be afraid to speak against sin in any format, but as you do speak, do it in love. We will be held accountable for what we speak just as others will be held accountable for what they receive.

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The Illusion of Standing Firm

Restling with Sin

 “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,he will also provide a way out so that you […]

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Broken, But Not Beyond Repair


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Ezekiel 36:35-36 “So they will say, “This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. […]

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Bipolar Christian


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Scripture:  Hebrews 3:12-15, James 1:6-8 Hebrews 3:12-15  12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become […]

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An Orcale Within My Heart


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Scripture: Psalm 36: 1-10 (NIV) 1 An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: [a] There is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin. 3 The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; […]

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Life is about Choices


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Scripture: I Kings 18:21 21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. I have been reading about Elijah, the Old Testament prophet, and it has been very interesting.  […]

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The Consequences of Sin


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Scripture:  Numbers 20: 1-12 1 In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried.  2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. 3 They quarreled with Moses and […]

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Hidden Sin


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Scripture: Psalm 73:1-5, 12-17, 23-28 (NIV) “Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.  But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.  For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy […]

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Wait Patiently On the Lord


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Scripture:  Psalm 40: 1-3, 9-12 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new […]

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