Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction

Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction – Proverbs 11:15-31 Verse 15 –  From the Believer’s Bible Commentary: “To be surety for a stranger means to guarantee his debt or his promissory note. The person who does this will suffer for it, that is, he will pay a stinging penalty. The man who hates suretyship saves himself … More Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction

UPDATED: Israel and Gaza moving towards full-blown war. Hamas breaks cease-fire. 200+ rockets and mortars fired at Israel since Wednesday night. 11 Israeli civilians injured. IDF retaliating. Palestinians in Gaza suffering under Hamas tyranny. Here’s the latest. #PleasePray

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Pray it doesn’t happen. Pray that civilians on both sides of the border are spared the horror. But all signs suggest a major new war is about to erupt between Israel and Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza. It has been exactly four years…

More on the Mouth

The Mouth of the Wise and Righteous – Proverbs 10:1-32 At least 13 times in chapter ten there is reference to “mouth”, “lips”, or “tongue”.  Verses 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 31, and 32 with a couple of  verses having two references. There is power in our use of words with … More More on the Mouth

BREAKING: Ceasefire announced after Gaza terrorists launch 200+ rocket & mortar attacks against Israel. Here’s the latest. Please keep praying.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Yesterday was not an easy one in the Epicenter. Here’s the latest as of 7:30am, Israel time: More than 200 rockets and mortar rounds were fired at Israel by terrorists in Gaza on Saturday, July 14 — the biggest salvo of attacks since August…

Security

The Security of The Word – Proverbs 6:1-35 Verses 1 – 5 –  Warning or caution against being the security for anothers debt; or “co-signing” for others.  From the ESV Study notes, “The main point of the appeal begins in v. 3: save yourself from the whim of the one in debt and plead urgently … More Security

Hear and Hold On

Hearing and Holding On – Proverbs 4:1-27 Verses 1-13 –  Hold on to wisdom; like a family heirloom.  Children are the fruit of marriage, and the responsibility of their teaching, their learning is that of the father and mother.  It is, however the responsibility of the child to learn the teachings which they are taught.  … More Hear and Hold On

Deliverance from the Evil, and from the Strange

The notes below are taken from the BELIEVER’S BIBLE COMMENTARY. Deliverance From the Evil and the Strange – Proverbs 2:10-22 Verses 10 – 11 –   “The reason this happens is that wisdom takes control of one’s mind or heart, and the knowledge of what is right becomes pleasant rather than distasteful. To the true believer, … More Deliverance from the Evil, and from the Strange

Wisdom’s Voice

Wisdom’s Voice – Proverbs 1:20 – 33 Verses 20 –  The Voice of Wisdom.  Matthew Henry in the commentary has written, “I. By whom God calls to us—by wisdom. It is wisdom that crieth without. The word is plural—wisdoms, for, as there is infinite wisdom in God, so there is the manifold wisdom of God, … More Wisdom’s Voice

Man of Understanding

THE MAN OF UNDERSTANDING Hearing Wisdom From Human Sources – Proverbs 1:8-19 Verse 8 –  The first line of defense against evil for the child is the parents and their wisdom concerning good, right, wrong, godliness, evil, Righteousness and unrighteousness. If the parents are not wise in the things of God, then their children are … More Man of Understanding

God of Our Hope

The God of Hope Romans 15:1-33 The chapter begins with summing up of the previous teaching of considering others in our demeanor, actions, and deportment. We need to act in accordance with what will glorify our Lord, and keep our brother or sister in Christ from falling. Paul even means that we go much further … More God of Our Hope

Treatment of Others

Believer’s Treatment of Others Romans 12:9-21 Jesus told us, “By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.” John 13:35. There is no question about it God/Christ has established one Church – His Body. Those who are in His body love one another. It cannot be … More Treatment of Others

The Living Sacrifice

The Committed Living Sacrifice Romans 12:1-2 In chapters 1-3 Paul writes his opening greeting, and from the greeting to verse 20 of chapter three he writes of the sinfulness of mankind, and our condemnation. From chapter 3 and verse 21 to chapter 8 verse 39 he has written of the righteousness of God, and that … More The Living Sacrifice

Taking Away Sin

Take Away Their Sins Romans 11:25-36 In the last study vv. 15-24 we saw a warning from Paul to what could be called the apostate church. The apostate church would be those who deny the truths of the Word of God; who believe they are Israel, claiming for themselves things which are not theirs; who … More Taking Away Sin

Provoked Jealousy

Provoked To Jealousy Romans 11:7-14 Many Israeli people who live in the land, most of them calling themselves Jewish, have no convictions concerning God, or promises of the land. More of those who profess to be orthodox Jews are growing toward that. National Israel is in a state of unbelief. They adhere to the old … More Provoked Jealousy