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Who's a Fool?

                       Who’s a Fool?
                                        Psalm 14:1a
            The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

The Bible has so much to say about being a fool. The word fool can mean: senseless, blockhead, dope, dummy and so on. A fool is someone who disregards God’s Word and whose heart continually turns toward foolishness. Fools do not always learn their lessons as seen in Proverbs 26:11, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” Fools continue to do the same foolish things over and over again leading to their own destruction.

A fool hates knowledge, enjoys wicked devices and cause themselves trouble with their proud speech. Foolish people have a quick temper, mock sin and bring grief to their parents. The Bible is very clear in warning individuals not to associate with fools according to (Proverbs 14:7). If you walk with the wise you will become wise, but if you walk with those that are fools you will suffer the consequences…

"Fear"

                                "Fear"

                                        Proverbs 29:25
“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”


The Definition of Fear: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. A feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of something or the safety and well-being of someone.

How often do we experience the crippling effect of fear? What circumstances or situations send us into uncontrollable waves of anxiety? Can we let go of this overwhelming fear or, are we afraid of what might happen? Does the fear of man have such power over our lives that it paralyses us to the point of despair? We are encouraged through the Word of God to depend upon the power of God which keeps us from the fear of man.

May I assure you that God is working in and through every aspect of your life. You can trust Him with all that He has allowed to come across y…

Hypocrisy, Unbelievable Deception

   Hypocrisy, Unbelievable Deception

                                       Matthew 23:13
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

What is a hypocrite? The dictionary describes a hypocrite as a: dissembler, (concealing one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs), deceiver, liar, sanctimonious person, a phony, fraud, and a fake. Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or spiritual beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform. This is a false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions to make something that is not genuine or sincere appear to be true.

How did our Lord treat hypocrites and those pretending to be something they were not? Christ’s warnings to those pretending to be something else were words of harsh judgment and wrath. He exposed their hypocrisies, deceit, and lies and repeatedly warned teacher…

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

  His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
                                    Psalm 136:26
O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy (steadfast love) endureth for ever. 

The Bible’s account of the Exodus, as described by Moses is one of the most significant stories ever told. The book is written so that we may trust in God, acknowledge His power, see the extent of His strength and experience His extraordinary love. Through this testimony, God’s mercy and enduring affection is shown towards His children and will remain true throughout eternity.

The Israelites had been enslaved for about 400 years and had lost faith in the God of their fathers. They believed in God but doubted that He could or would deliver them from their horrible bondage. The Egyptians, like many other pagan cultures, worshiped a wide variety of nature-gods. Idolatry is anything that replaces the one, true and living God.

The 10 plagues sent upon Egypt in Chapters 7-12 of Exodus were written down to give Israel…

A Psalm of David

                   A Psalm of David
                                        Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth  his handiwork.

David is the author of this wonderful psalm. He is writing to the Master of the service of song, the choirmaster in the sanctuary. David, while watching his father’s sheep, must have peered into the heavens noting the beauty of God’s handiwork. There, he declared the glory of God being surrounded by the work of His creation. This vast expanse of space illustrates the existence of ELOHIM, the Strong Creator. It is the heavens proclaiming to all mankind the actuality of an Almighty God.

Another fascinating distinctive of our Strong Creator is in Isaiah 40:22, which mentions the “circle of the earth.”  When the earth is viewed from space, it always appears circular. Because the earth is round, it makes God’s description,  picture perfect. An additional verse indicating the earth is round is Job 26:10. “He hath compassed (to des…