Willful ignorance occurs when a person deliberately chooses to avoid becoming informed on a topic. Usually, the purpose is to keep from having to make decisions about the information. After all, ignorance can be bliss for a moment when the subject in question is negative, and there’s the old saying, “what we don’t know can’t… Continue reading Examine Yourself to See if You Are in the Faith
One way God communicates important spiritual truths is by comparing them to situations in the natural that we already understand. Jesus used parables to illustrate such concepts as forgiveness, the kingdom of God, and how to treat other people. God used object lessons to draw parallels to Israel’s spiritual unfaithfulness (Hosea and Gomer) and teach… Continue reading Where Do You Labor in the Harvest of Souls?
One morning a while back, I woke up to these words from the Lord. “Stand up for truth wherever you can. Don’t just go along to get along, lest the darkness encroach even more.” It’s a hard message in our society in which truth is relative and tolerance reigns. We are expected to accept people’s… Continue reading Defend Your Lentil Patches: Stand Up for Truth
Taurin Wells has a song called “Hills and Valleys.” It’s about how God gives us the good times and is with us in the bad times. We are never alone because He is always there for us. The message is both true and beautiful, but it doesn’t accurately capture the meaning of the phrase “God… Continue reading Don’t Limit the God of the Hills and Valleys
God is permanent. He was and is and is to come. The world, on the other hand, is rapidly unravelling. We see it all around us. COVID 19 has created a “new normal” that is setting the stage for the end time beast system. There are new mechanisms of control in the categories of information,… Continue reading Love Not The World: A Tale of Two Marks
Society today says truth is relative. That means that whatever people decide is true then becomes truth for them. So, everybody’s ideas – whatever truth people have defined – are completely equal and equally valid. Everybody is right, and nobody is wrong, even when people believe the exact opposite things. It is, they suppose, a… Continue reading This I Believe About Truth
Photo by Staci Schacht. People emptied store shelves this week as news of the coronavirus, both real and fake exploded in the media. Hand soaps, sanitizers, tissues, and paper towels were some of the first to go, but by far the biggest gaping holes could be found on the water aisles. Even with no imminent… Continue reading Water is a Symbol of Power In the Bible
Photos by Jason B. In times of comfort and prosperity, everyone wears a mask. It’s called the “mask of civility,” and it is a polite, controlled covering of whatever lies underneath. During times of crisis, however, the masks come off to reveal people’s true natures, whatever they may be. Recent reports from both the news… Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit During Times of Crisis
Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord,and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” It’s a verse that some take to mean that if you are good and love God, He will give you what you want. I don’t see it that way, though. I think it means that if your delight –… Continue reading The Desires of the Heart: What’s Your ONE Thing?
People say “Keep your eyes on the prize” to remind others to focus on achieving their goals. The Bible says it this way in Hebrews 12:1-2 “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking… Continue reading 4 Distractions For Christians We Must Beware