'October 2022' Tagged Posts

'October 2022' Tagged Posts

Mighty oak tree. Sunset in the evening. The concept of wisdom and longevity

The Truly Wise – Bryan Hodge

“Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) The truly wise demonstrate their wisdom in two ways.  First, they demonstrate it by good conduct.  True wisdom goes beyond intellectual learning.  Christians should seek to live by God’s word.  James instructed, “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only…” (Jas. 1:22).  Jesus stated, “Whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I…
Three confident intercultural colleagues having talk at break

Giving Good Advice – Ross Haffner

Those who are wise know that there are times when they need the advice of knowledgeable and mature Christians. “A wise man will hear and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels” (Pro. 1:5). God says we need advice, not only as individuals, but for the good of the whole society because “where no counsel is, the people fall” (Pro. 11:14). However, we should not make the mistake in thinking that any advice will…
Inca ruins

The Ruin of a Ruler

Solomon wrote, “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Pro. 16:18; KJV). Scripture provides numerous illustrations of the truth of this proverb.  Consider the Assyrian commander who asked, “Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand” (2 Kings 18:35)? He soon learned the answer when the angel of the Lord killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in…
two lovers studying the bible It is God's love for Christians.

In The Know – Bill Burk

The phrase, “In the know” means “in possession of information which is not generally known.” When it comes to the blessings we have in Jesus, the Lord wants us to know what we have. In other words, he wants us to understand what being “in Christ” means and the privileges that go along with it. The first fourteen verses of Ephesians chapter one speak of some of the things we now have in the Lord. We have been blessed (1:3);…
Two men praying for each other.

Confess Your Faults One To Another – Johnie Scaggs, Jr.

James said, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (Jas 5:16). What does it mean to “confess your faults (sin)?” And to whom should we confess our sins? These are questions that have a biblical answer.  It is becoming a trend among those who use Facebook and other media outlets to lay out one’s whole life history for the world to…