Flattery will get you Nowhere

Galatians 4 16 Have I then become your enemy by (X)telling you the truth?[d] 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and (Y)not only … Continue reading

Urban Renewal

Psalm 119:104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.  105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O  Lord , according … Continue reading

Not In Vain

Image via Wikipedia Ten Commandments #3  Exodus 20:7 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.(NIV) For this commandment I will use an exert from the Matthew Henry Commentary: The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be … Continue reading

To Blind to See and To Good to Glorify God

I have sat in the seat at altar call saying to myself that he isn’t talking about me then I measure my sins. I used to be like that but no more. People like that are not Christians; they are religious and don’t worship God but worship what they have done with their lives. They are blind and don’t glorify God. They glorify what they have done with God’s mercy and long suffering. They glorify the use of blessings to glorify themselves. They do this so others can say how righteous and good they are.

Follow Me

Those are too tender of their own good name, who, to preserve it with some nice people, will decline a good work. Christ would not do so. They thought the publicans were to be hated. “No,” saith Christ, “they are to be pitied, they are sick and need a physician; they are sinners, and need a Saviour.” They thought Christ’s character should separate him from them; “No,” saith Christ, “my commission directs me to them; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. If the world had been righteous, there had been no occasion for my coming, either to preach repentance, or to purchase remission.