A PRODIGAL PEOPLE

At the height of his prophesying, Hosea is told to take a wife of harlotry and then she would bear children.  The word of the Lord came to Hosea, and explained that his ministry to Israel would present a clear picture to her of God’s assessment of her conduct.  In His advice to Israel, hisContinue reading “A PRODIGAL PEOPLE”

YOU, A SINNER; JESUS CHRIST, A SAVIOR

Man has sinned… Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We are guilty before God… Romans 3:9, “There is none righteous, not even one.  There is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God;” “And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon thoseContinue reading “YOU, A SINNER; JESUS CHRIST, A SAVIOR”

GOD FORBID IT, LORD!

Matthew has presented Christ as the Son of David up to this point; in Matthew 16:21 ,he presents Him as the Son of Abraham, the one to be offered in sacrifice!  There is a sharp division as He responds to Peter, who takes Him aside and says, “God forbid it Lord!  This shall never happenContinue reading “GOD FORBID IT, LORD!”

OH! WHAT A NAME!

I wish you could have met my friend Jack.  He was a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking / chewing laundryman; that is, before he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  In his own words, “I should have owned one of the railroad cars for the tickets I bought sending my wife back home to her parents.”Continue reading “OH! WHAT A NAME!”

THE HEAT IS ON

As I write this, it is simply because my garage is too hot to work in…117 Degrees.  Even though while out there with a couple of fans running, one of them being a “swamp cooler”. That is how we refer to these machines where the wind goes across a filter of water.  When the humidityContinue reading “THE HEAT IS ON”

BENDING, BUT NOT BROKEN

As children during World War 2, we all had to learn to do without, or substitute.  I assure you that it was a challenge.  Often our substitutes did not hold up to our expectations, and you ended up with a substitution for the substitute. One of our favorite substitutes was a hefty oleander branch forContinue reading “BENDING, BUT NOT BROKEN”

OVERSIZE LOAD

We have all experienced seeing a monstrosity moving along the highway with that enormous sign attached: OVERSIZE LOAD.  We probably were made aware of its presence by another vehicle that carried the same sign attached. Maybe I should have a sign like that on our truck.  It has helper springs and air-shocks and is usuallyContinue reading “OVERSIZE LOAD”

SIN NO MORE!

Let us get to the “nitty gritty” of this passage immediately.  In the Old Testament we had been told that those committing adultery should be stoned.  This was to be a controlling factor under the law.  (Leviticus 20)  Obviously, this enforcement lessened quickly, because we read of people who indulged and were not stoned.  WeContinue reading “SIN NO MORE!”

ONENESS

When a recent newspaper article related the theft of mercury and its resultant effects on those who had been exposed to the fumes inherent in the product, my mind went back to my childhood and the lighthouse in which my father was employed.   Twelve hundred pounds of mercury lay in a trough on which aContinue reading “ONENESS”