Isaiah 1:1-9

Isaiah has a disturbing vision of the Judah.  The people are laden with iniquity;  they are evildoers, sinners, corrupt. They have forsaken the Lord.  They have provoked Him to anger.  They have backslidden and refused to know and understand their God who had nourished and brought them up.  As a result of these sins their … More Isaiah 1:1-9

Love Righteousness

You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You  With the oil of gladness more than Your companions – Psalm 45:7 Righteousness is the character or quality of being right or just.  It is uprightness before God.  It is something we practice.  Blessed is he who does righteousness at all times.  … More Love Righteousness

Hold Fast

“Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised” – Hebrews 10:23 Faith turns into doubt when we focus on our circumstances instead of on God.  When Peter was walking toward Jesus on the water, he began to sink the moment he focused on the winds and … More Hold Fast

Hope in the Lord

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD” – Psalm 31:24 Is there any hope?  Yes.  Jesus is our hope for a better life, a life not marred by sin.  Jesus’ death on the Cross gave us hope of having our sins forgiven and having a … More Hope in the Lord

Two Men Praying

Jesus spoke the parable in Luke 18:9-13 because there were people who trusted in their own righteousness and despised others. I found myself thinking about this parable and decided to study it.  The parable is about two men–a Pharisee and a tax collector.  First, let’s take a look at each of these men. The Pharisee … More Two Men Praying