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 …

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 …

Old vs New Nature

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander …

A Trip to Bath and Older Men

"Aren't you coming to Bath with us?" Chelsey asked Ruth. Ruth shook her head. "No." "How come?" "I just don't feel up to it." "It's such a beautiful day. Why would you want to spend it indoors?" "If I want to enjoy the outdoors, I can go in the garden or go into the conservatory …

The Word Gave Life

In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind - John 1:4, MEV In Jesus is spiritual life and through Him it shines forth as a light in a world full of darkness so that men who are drawn to it (the light), may also part take of it through the Holy …

Behind These Walls…

Photo of Château de Saulxures - Wikipedia It sat there, languishing, the beautiful chateau, which used to be bustling with life. It was the place where everybody who was anybody went. Many extravagant parties were thrown there. The owner, Jean Monet and his lovely wife, Margot who left their vineyard in Bordeaux to move to …

The Poet

I’m Avraham Sutzkever, a Yiddish poet.  In 1939, I married Freydke.  After the Germans invaded in 1941, we were herded like cattle into the Vilna ghetto.  I was a member of the sorting team.  We risked our lives to smuggle out and hide manuscripts looted by the Nazis who murdered my mother and my newborn …

God Has Done Great Things

Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!  You who stand in the house of the Lord, In the courts of the house of our God,  Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant (Psalm 135:1-3, NKJV) Image by Masterfile Bless the Lord, o my soul and all that is within, bless His holy …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Laird and Martina Honeymooning

It was their first night in Bora Bora. They were staying in a beach villa at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort with its private garden with private plunge pool. The comfortable living room opened onto the beach and they had dazzling views of the lagoon and the majestic Mount Otemanu. The bedroom was very …

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