James

James 3:5 | How we Burn up our Life

They are just words I did not mean anything by it. Words are just that words. No actions have taken place and talk is just talk. The Bible however disagrees and claims that your entire life can be set on fire just […]

Genesis

Genesis 6:3 | Can Satan Thwart God’s Plans?

God knows everything. There is nothing new for Him to learn. That idea is not really comprehensible for me because I spend every day learning something new and the more I learn the more I realize how little I actually know. As […]

James

James 4:2 | You do not have because…

The book of James and specifically chapter 4 has some harsh words about who we really are and how it impacts our relationship with God. The wonderful part with his harsh plain-spokenness is that it is clear to the one who wants […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 12:2 | Despising the Shame

“Despising the shame” comes from a verse in Hebrews that describes the attitude of Jesus on the cross. Shame means different things to different people. Sex and nakedness might be seen as shameful to some but celebrated by others. Honor to avoid […]

Luke

Luke 2:22 | Family Life of Jesus

Jesus was once a child and he lived life in a family with its own ways. Mary and Joseph raised Jesus in a family life that Honored God. Jesus even as a child perfectly honored God and parents. The Bible communicates two […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 12:11 | Discipline is Peaceful

Obeying the rules and submitting to the authority of others is very difficult. But discipline in your life leads to peace. Many times we do not like the people who have authority. Even worse we may not respect them as individuals. For […]

Genesis

Genesis 5:1 | Our Family Tree

Genesis 5 is a chapter that many skip right over maybe even asking themselves “What is this about”. Some people love genealogies and they will tell stories they have found about great great grand relatives that lived in a certain place or […]

Genesis

Genesis 4:7 | God’s Mercy to a Murderer

God after the fall continued his fellowship with Adam, Eve, and their Children. I imagine that the relationship was similar to that of the days in the garden where God would be present in some form. God’s intent was to build a […]

Genesis

Genesis 3:24 | Expatriates No More

How did we get here? People hate each other. The political is so emotional that people can’t stand to be around each other. Wars between neighboring countries are ongoing. Citizens in cities are not safe to be out on the town without […]

Genesis

Genesis 2:1 | God is Done, but not Finished

We have all made something for a purpose. Even if it was something in art at school for your parents. Most people are creative in some way. That creativity comes from God. While God may be done with Creation he is not […]