Posts Categorized: Discernment

Proverbs 3:7 – Wise In Your Own Eyes

How the world loves its self-wisdom!  We look at Proverbs and all the cautions that God provides to keep us from going our own way, and what does man do?  He goes his own way.  In so many passages of the Bible, the Lord shows His care and concern for His creation by admonishing people…

Psalm 147:11 – Those Who Fear Him

Do you want to know one of the reasons the church in America is so weak?  I believe it relates directly to how believers view God in their relationship with Him.  Over the years the Bible has been attacked on all sides.  It has been questioned as to how reliable it is.  Did so and…

1 Corinthians 10:20 – They Offer to Demons

Too many people think they can live a so-called Christian life with one foot in God’s camp and one foot in the camp of demons.  Whether from ignorance or hubris, the church has been largely compromised over the years.  This has resulted in a Christian faith that accepts non-Biblical practices as though they come from…

1 Corinthians 7:29 – The Appointed Time Has Grown Very Short

Because of the pagan lifestyle from which the church in Corinth emerged, Paul had much to teach them about living in holiness and righteousness.  They had immorality among them that they apparently didn’t recognize as such.  There were issues among some of the women in church exhibiting improper conduct by speaking out of turn.  What…

1 Corinthians 5:13 – One Who Bears the Name of Brother

How shocked Paul was when he heard what was happening in his beloved church at Corinth!  He knew they were born again, but what in the world were they thinking?  How could they possibly countenance certain activities going on in their midst?  Paul minced no words.  They must deal with the sin in their congregation…

Romans 13:1 – Governing Authorities

The subject of discussion in this commentary is a minefield.  I’m well aware that pastors and theologians have differing views and ways of understanding what Paul says in Romans 13:1-2: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by…

Romans 2:11 – God Shows No Partiality

If you’ve been watching the culture and hearing those around us decry the sins of man – if you believed them – you would certainly think that God shows partiality.  Of what sin am I speaking?  Really, just one.  The sin of whiteness.  Oh, my.  Do you know what “the third rail” is when someone…

Acts 14:9 – Faith To Be Made Well

What is the nature of true faith? How do we know if we really have it or not? What is the way that it manifests? The answer to these questions comes through our text today, plus we see it very clearly in a well-known Old Testament passage. Paul and Barnabas had fled to Lystra from…

Job 28:20 – From Where Does Wisdom Come?

Why does wisdom seem so elusive?  There is so much knowledge in the world, but smart people appear devoid of wisdom.  Man has extensive capabilities to discover the unknown, yet common sense is a rarity.  What are we to make of that? Job provided the answer in one of his monologues to his friends.  Although…

Job 4:6 – Fear of God Your Confidence

Once Job had been clobbered with disaster, some of his friends heard about his plight and came to give him comfort.  At first they reacted in a way that truly gave Job solace. We see this in Job 2:13: And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one…