Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18 ESV) I saw this last week. Grown men and women. With straight faces, condescendingly lying. It’s disgusting. And acerbic. Even if these people were speaking truth, I would walk away. When does one go from being confident in knowledge to just being annoyingly proud? Is it better to just not say anything? What about those who know the truth? Should they speak up, or would that be considered pride to do so? Continue reading TIMBER!

sticks and stones?

In a world of sin and the popular anti-Christ worldview, online bullying, in-your-face verbal abuse, and really all persecution should be expected: “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived….” Take courage: “…but as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ … Continue reading sticks and stones?

looking up toward Him

True worshipers of God are to do so “in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) But how can I worship God as His word commands when I don’t view Him as He truly is? A high view of God is essential for true worship. He is the Creator. He is Redeemer. He sustains His children. He will judge the earth…when HE says it is all over. For now, He is patient with all men. He is called the Most High. He is infinitely holy and pure. God the Son came in the form of a human baby; then, after living 33 … Continue reading looking up toward Him