Posts Categorized: Parables

2 Kings 22:11 – He Tore His Clothes

When was the time you learned the Word of the Lord and tore your clothes?  It doesn’t have to be a literal tearing of your garments, rather it could be the moment of greatest brokenness or understanding in your life that caused you to turn to God and confess Jesus Christ as your Savior.  You…

2 Kings 10:16 – Faltering Zeal

It seems as if some people who start out well in serving the Lord continue in their zeal for Him, whereas others fall away. How and why they turn is certainly a complicated dynamic. We see this in the account of Jehu. Back when Elijah was prophet over Israel, Yahweh had given him Word that…

Luke 18:7 – Crying for Justice

To anyone whose head isn’t buried in the sand, the world is growing darker.  There are those who take the unbiblical view that God will halt this progression into greater wickedness and bring an amazing revival.  However, all one must do is read his Bible to see that in these latter days, no such event…

Luke 16:26 – A Great Chasm

In all the parables Jesus told, He never used proper names; He would simply give a description of a person, e.g. “the rich young ruler.”  There was one exception to this general rule, and that was in His recounting the incident with the beggar, Lazarus, and the rich man.  Because of the use of Lazarus’…

Deuteronomy 28:15 – All These Curses

Let’s do a thought experiment.  Suppose at the founding of America, God spoke to the men who led us so capably, who devised our Constitution, and who created our Republic.  Imagine that these men heard directly from God, who laid out some basic principles for our nation to follow.  Picture God saying to our founders…

Matthew 22:1-14 – Parable of the Wedding Feast

As was usually the case, when Jesus spoke to the crowds, the religious rulers were right there, listening, critically examining, and scheming how to use His Words against Him.  The Pharisees and chief priests may not have understood all that Jesus implied in His parables, but they did get the point that He was often…

Exodus 12:12 – Judgments Upon the gods

In delivering His children from the fiery furnace of slavery in Egypt, God had very specific objectives to accomplish through the Exodus.  The Egyptians served other gods.  They did not know or worship Yahweh.  The Hebrew people had lived in that environment for 430 years.  In their verbal history, they knew of Yahweh, but had…

Matthew 13:42-43- Harvest Time

God will prevail upon this earth.  Sometimes it’s difficult to remember this.  We see wickedness all around us, and as times grow dark, we may experience it personally.  All too often Christians in America think we’ll be shielded from what those in other countries face.  But why should we?  Are we not all brothers and…

Matthew 7 – Destruction or Safety

The statement by Jesus in Matthew 7:13-14 is one of the hardest in the Bible for people to wrap their minds around.  He tells us: “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate…

“There Is No Rapture”

Recently, someone publicly sent me his thoughts based on a YouTube commentary I made.  Randy was quite direct: “There is no Rapture.”  He then proceeded to outline his so-called Scriptural proofs.  In reading his reasoning, I’m fully of the opinion that Randy is completely off-base in his understanding of God’s Word and His overall plans…