Counsel from the Lord

Joshua chapter nine stands as an instructive cautionary tale for any of God’s people who determine their lives without counsel from the Lord.  Here is the context: The Israelites have come into the Promised land and defeated the walled city of Jericho and the smaller city of Ai. God through Moses had ordered Israel to …

Chopping with a Sharp Ax

What do you think is the most dangerous occupation in the world? Soldier? Test pilot? Police officer? Fire fighter? Bomb squad? In terms of fatalities per number of labors employed, some have said it is crab ship fisherman (go figure). Well, Solomon is addressing that subject in Ecc. 10:9-10; where he is speaking of occupational …

Generational Drift

Psalm 78:1-7 says, “Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from …

Fearing God but…

A few years ago, a new house was built in our neighborhood. As it was being built, it grabbed everyone’s attention as it was obviously and easily the most expensive home in the subdivision. When it was finished, the owner invited the entire subdivision to an open house to see the new home and enjoy …

Times that Try Our Souls

When the young American Revolution was nigh unto coming undone, Philosopher and Scholar Thomas Paine wrote a series of 16 pamphlets, written in common language, to bolster the sagging morale of the Colonists. Often known as, The American Crisis, or simply, The Crisis, there are 16 pamphlets in total. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, …