Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 15 November 2022. Today’s topic: Disloyalty

“Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done. For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasuresContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 15 November 2022. Today’s topic: Disloyalty”

Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 3 November 2022. Today’s topic: For They Will Be Shown Mercy

Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. Joel 2:27 Does God bless us because He’s vain and insecure (and craves our worship)?   Or is it some other reason?  You can guess where I’m going.   God blessesContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 3 November 2022. Today’s topic: For They Will Be Shown Mercy”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 6 July 2022. Today’s topic: Don’t’s

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19-21 These three verses contrast withContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 6 July 2022. Today’s topic: Don’t’s”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 7 April 2021 Today’s topic: Need a Snickers

When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”  But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”  “ItContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 7 April 2021 Today’s topic: Need a Snickers”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 21 January 2021 Today’s topic: The Greatest Inauguration Address

You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.  Obadiah 12 (NIV). The greatest inauguration address in American history was not given by Joe Biden yesterday, nor was it given byContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 21 January 2021 Today’s topic: The Greatest Inauguration Address”

Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 23 December 2020 Today’s topic: Christmas Mercy

Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 22-23 (NIV). Mercy.   That’s really the story of Christmas, you know.   Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so let’s spend some of the last verses of Jude talking a littleContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 23 December 2020 Today’s topic: Christmas Mercy”

Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 23 November 2020 Today’s topic: Hey Jude

Exciting News! Starting 1 December, these messages will be published only at aspiringwriterdt.com…check it out and subscribe, so that you don’t miss out!!! Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, to those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept forJesus Christ:  Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 23 November 2020 Today’s topic: Hey Jude”

Practical Proverbial, from 2 Peter, 15 October 2020 Today’s Topic: He Was Right

He Was Right But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish.  2 Peter 2:12 (NIV). I have a confession: I haven’t always professed my belief in Jesus this way.   In fact, IContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 2 Peter, 15 October 2020 Today’s Topic: He Was Right”