Just Following Orders?

The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they're following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying - Joel Stein This is a cropped photo of Germany's Einsatzgruppen (death squad) murdering Jewish civilians in …

Ask God for Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him - James 1:5 Image from Chicago Jewish News King Solomon asked (prayed) for wisdom to judge God's people. His request pleased God who said to him, "Because you have asked this …

Breakfast and Surfing

It was after 8 on Sunday morning when Ridge pulled on his robe and went into the kitchen. Danica was there fixing breakfast. Whatever she was making, it smelled really good. She turned as he walked in and smiled. "Good morning." "Good morning." He went over to the island counter and sat down. "That smells …

Don’t Follow Suit

iStock Photo Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you. For many times, also, your own heart has known That even you have cursed others - Ecclesiastes 7:21, 22 Does it bother you what other people say about you? How do you feel when you overhear them …

Jesus Delivers Us

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage  (Hebrews 2:14-16) We see that Jesus came to destroy the …

An Agreement

Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.  The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.  Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, …

Be Satisfied

Image by iStock Drink water from your own cistern,And running water from your own well.Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,Streams of water in the streets?Let them be only your own,And not for strangers with you.Let your fountain be blessed,And rejoice with the wife of your youth.As a loving deer and a graceful doe,Let her breasts satisfy you …

Rejoice In Trials?

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,  whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet …

Be a Doer

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;  for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.   But he who looks into the perfect law …

Forgetting God?

Image by Verse Images "When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. "Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today,  lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have …

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