MOTHER-IN-LAW

It does not happen often, but when it does, it catches attention; and that was the case between Naomi and Ruth. Elimelech, who was from Bethlehem, (which means house of bread and praise) married Naomi (which means pleasant).  And they had two sons, Mahlon and Chilion.  When a famine hit the area of Bethlehem, theyContinue reading “MOTHER-IN-LAW”

DISCIPLES – UNIQUE

If I had been desirous of turning the “world upside down” (KJV Acts 17:6) or “These men who have upset the world have come here also;” (NASB) I doubt that I would have chosen the 12 men that Jesus chose.  But then, please make allowance for my limitations and abilities.  These men were unique inContinue reading “DISCIPLES – UNIQUE”

WHETHER WE ADMIT IT OR NOT

It is probable that we have heard of Daniel and his ability to interpret dreams; if for no other reason our understanding of his experience in the lion’s den.  It is so extraordinary that it seems to have been repeated for more than 2600 years. Few of us, if any, would have equaled something of thisContinue reading “WHETHER WE ADMIT IT OR NOT”

NEVER FORGET

We often joke about our forgetfulness as we grow older.  We sometimes, but not too often, have nothing to joke about.  It did not take long after I became a Christian to realize, that in the process of studying the Scriptures that sometimes forgetfulness is a convenience and ends up as sin that I shouldContinue reading “NEVER FORGET”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART 3

A star in motion … Wise men in motion … Herod in motion … Joseph-Mary in motion … More wise men in motion … Angels in motion … Shepherds in motion … A Child in motion… And all because God was in motion! A prophetic promise had been made to men by God (Genesis 3:15)Continue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART 3”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART II

While “a Star” was edging wise men from the East toward Jerusalem, a decree was being enacted by Caesar Augustus to register and tax the folk under his control.  A young couple, Joseph and Mary, in obedience to that decree, headed toward Bethlehem from Nazareth.  Enough is spelled out in the Gospels to give clarityContinue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART II”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART I

In reading the story of the birth of the Savior of mankind, Jesus, I recalled how God had to put everything into motion so that even simple minded people like me could not help but observe that only thousands of years later there would be the evidence of HIS planned program. There had been aContinue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART I”

TRADITIONS OR TRUTH

I look back often at some of the things I acquired in my developing years, only to discover that they probably are more of tradition than what would be an understanding and application of the Word of God.  An excellent illustration of this can be found in Mark 7. The chapter opens with a groupContinue reading “TRADITIONS OR TRUTH”

PROVERBS 4:20-27

I promised I would do this on occasion. “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them and health to all their body. Watch over yourContinue reading “PROVERBS 4:20-27”

RICHES

Having been brought up in a tight financial situation in World War 2, and following, there were times that I looked at the financially affluent, thinking that it would be wonderful to be in that situation.  However, as the years slipped by I began to realize that what I thought to be “wonderful” might neverContinue reading “RICHES”