Bitter Words

“Hide me from the secret counsel of evil doers. From the tumult of the workers of iniquities; who have whet their tongue like a sword and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words” (Psalms 64:2f). The word “bitter” is defined as “sharp” and that is the Psalmist’s thought when he states that workers of iniquities […]

Biblical New Year Resolutions

Another year passes and we are made aware of our most precious, fragile gift: time. Benjamin Franklin wrote “Dost thou love life? Then waste not time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.” Our use of time determines success or failure. Surely it is fitting that we make some biblical New Year’s […]

Bible Study

Studying the Bible is invaluable. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled” (Matt. 5:6). Peter said, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (1 Pet. 2:2). Thus, if you hunger and thirst for righteousness, go to the Word […]

Beyond Our Eyes

“Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding to the heart” (Job 38:36)? Two simple questions that God asks; two seemingly easy answers. Job is perhaps one of the most troubled characters in the Bible, having had it all, lost it all, and not understanding a thing about the back story […]

“Be Ye Holy”

“Therefore,” what a great word. It signifies that a conclusion is being revealed on what has just been discussed. That’s the word Peter uses to signify that there is a course of action that is supposed to take place based on the information he has just discussed. The encouragement that Peter gives is to live […]

Be Ye Children

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (1 Corinthians 13:11). It has always been intriguing to me that children of God are commanded to be like children in one way (Mark […]

Be Separate Says the Lord

“Therefore, ‘Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty’” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18). It is clear that we have to be set apart […]

“Be Not Deceived”

Paul uses the expression, “Be not deceived” three times in his epistles. “Deceived” is variously translated as “seduce,” “err,” “astray” and “wander.” Obviously, Paul did not want his readers to be seduced or to be lead to wander. We are going to examine the occurrences of this phrase to see what concerned Paul enough to […]

“In the Beginning Was the Word”

John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This verse has been compromised by Jehovah’s Witnesses to make it teach that Jesus was nothing more than a created Being. However, when we look at the original language, we will see the force of […]

Before You Cheat

It seems that every few months or so we learn of another celebrity caught cheating on his or her spouse. To say adultery is an epidemic in our current culture is an understatement. And it doesn’t seem to be a respecter of position. Regardless of what we do for a living, cheaters are in our […]