Monthly Archives: May 2020

Heavenly Father

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. Proverbs 4:1-2

One of the greatest downfalls of our society today is the diminished role of the Father. Even if you research it in Psychology, the Father has the greatest influence of the emotional development of a child. The lack of Fathers has created a Pandemic in our society today. There are many reasons as to why this has happened, however the results are catastrophic to the foundation of society

When we look at the Bible, The Father was meant to be the “Spiritual Leader” of the home. The one to guide his family and to lean on during tough times. However most men have either abandoned their role as Father or have become lazy and distracted. The role of the Father is a high calling just like a Mother, however many men have not taken the role seriously.

Of course in order for a Father to share wisdom, they need to obtain wisdom themselves. As the old saying goes “You cant give what you don’t have” If you don’t have any wisdom how can you share wisdom? A Spiritually healthy Father needs to remain close to God to be receiving that Heavenly wisdom

For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Proverbs 4:3-4

Now we live in a broken world, so many of us might not have or had a great Earthly Father. Maybe they abandoned you or let you down. The good news is you have a Heavenly Father that will never leave or forsake You. God is your Father and one day through Christ you will spend eternity with Him

Now us Earthly Fathers, obviously we are not perfect, were going to make mistakes. However strive to do your best, be the best man for your Father and they will love you anyway. Follow the wisdom of God, let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you in all decisions, build your house upon the Rock Jesus Christ! Amen!

Finding Wisdom

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. Proverbs 3:13-14

If God would grant you one wish, what would it be? God did this exact thing to Solomon, and he choose wisdom, and this pleased God very much (1 Kings 3) He could have picked anything money, power, woman but he choose wisdom. How many of us would have chosen wisdom? The funny thing is , the other things mention money, power, and woman, were all acquired by Solomon later in his life and became his demise.

One of the central themes of the book of Proverbs is wisdom. Understanding its importance and value is priceless. When were young , we don’t care about wisdom. We want to “live for the moment” but as we look back, how we wish you have taken the time to acquire wisdom and understanding

She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Proverbs 3:15-16

Wisdom is Priceless! You cant put a value on knowledge. When a company needs help, who do they seek after and pay the most? The one who has the most knowledge about the position. Wisdom is collected over time, but you must be willing to seek it and listen!

When your young , you probably did a lot of stupid things, I know I did. And looking back you probably wonder how you are even alive today. Wisdom will lengthen your life. People who are wise don’t make stupid choices , mostly. When you live reckless, your going to eventually wreck

So how do you obtain this wisdom? By God alone through Jesus Christ! Scripture tells us Jesus is The Living Word of God, follow him and you’ll obtain Wisdom Amen!

Memorial Day

When I think of Memorial Day, I think of one word Sacrifice. Memorial Day is not a day we celebrate victories or even promote our country. But it’s a day we reflect upon the sacrifices made by soldiers, that accomplish those victories and establish our nation.

The word Sacrifice means an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else more important. When we talk about soldiers making a sacrifice its not just about losing their life, they also sacrificed relationships, sacrificed dreams, sacrificed inner peace, sacrificed marriages , children , and families. Every soldier sacrificed something for the line of duty

So the question is why do we celebrate Memorial Day? Because without the soldiers sacrifice we wouldn’t be able to worship God right now. Without the sacrifice of soldiers we wouldn’t have any of the freedoms that we take for granted today. Right now in China currently, their government in burning down Christian churches, burning Bibles, and imprisoning and killing Christians. There are many other countries throughout the world that persecute people because of their freedoms and beliefs.

So if your grateful for any of the freedoms that you enjoy today, thank a Soldier!, if your grateful you can worship in freedom , thank a soldier. If your thankful you can voice your opinions without persecution or imprisonment , thank a soldier. To deny thanks to these soldiers is to deny your freedom exist

Trust In God

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
If only we would make this our motto, then we would probably would have saved ourselves a lot of heartache. Who do we trust? We put too much trust into other people, politicians, athletes, musicians, even ourselves. But why don’t we trust God? We do we find it so hard to trust the one , who not only created you, but also created everything else

Lean not on our own understanding, this is another big obstacle for us. We need to come to the realization that our total understanding is very limited. We are limited by time, space, and matter. However God is not limited by anything, he is outside time, space, and matter. In fact he created all these things. So why don’t we trust him and lean on His understanding instead of our own?

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

When you acknowledge God in every aspect of your life , He will direct your path! You might say “I don’t want God directing my path” well there is your first problem! Pride, arrogance, ego, these are all things that keep us separated from God and truly knowing His will for our life

Now of course, none of this is possible without Christ. The first step to understanding is receiving Jesus as your Lord (Master) and follow His Way. Secondly we need to humble ourselves, be willing to deny ourselves as Jesus said and actually listen to God.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7

As the Apostle Paul said “Professing to be wise they became fools “ (Romans 1:22) One of our greatest mistakes is considering ourselves wiser than God. As it stated in the beginning of Proverbs “The Fear of God is the beginning of Wisdom” , the same thought is mentioned here again, God must want us to get this!

Trust in Jesus and He will lead you down the straight narrow path, Amen!

Wisdom Comes From God

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. Proverbs 2:6-7

Where does Wisdom come from? We read books, we listen to lectures, we read case studies, but what is the source of all this information? That is the key to knowledge, what is the source? We heard of the old phrase “Garbage In and Garbage Out” , if the source of our information is not credible or reliable, then we are not actually gaining any wisdom

Who could be more wise than the one who created the Heavens and the Earth? The one who designed your complex biological system. The one who breathed life into your lungs. It amazes me how people will go to all different sources to find information, but they will neglect God who is the source of everything

When you finally receive his Wisdom , then comes knowledge and understanding. You cant understand life if you don’t understand where you came from. Most of the world believes they evolved from apes or randomly came from exploding matter, then you wonder why there is so much confusion in the world. They have no foundation to build upon. That foundation is Jesus Christ

He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Proverbs 2:8

Many people will wonder, what is the purpose of The Bible? What is the purpose of Gods Law. Well God is trying to preserve our way! Gods Law was not created to control us but to help us not destroy ourselves. Even with the Law, people still went their own way to the path of destruction

God is sharing his wisdom with us, to give us a better life. As the Bible says “If they would have just listened to me, then they would have peace like a river” (Isaiah 48:18) The Living Word of God came in human form , Jesus Christ, follow his way and gain knowledge, understanding, peace, and eternal life Amen!

Repent

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Proverbs 1:23

Anyone who doesn’t think that the Book of Proverbs is divinely inspired needs to read this scripture.  This is basically the gospel message in the Old Testament. Turn you at my reproof means Repent! Reproof means correction. If we only turned away (Repent) from our sin due to Gods reproof (Law)

Then God will pour out His Spirit (The Holy Spirit) unto You! This is the same Gospel message that was being preached in the New Testament “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)

God will make His Words (The Bible) known to You! The Bible is a lot clearer when you have the Holy Spirit. How did all the authors collectively write the Bible? By inspiration of The Holy Spirit!

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: Proverbs 1:24-25

You ask “Who can be saved?” The Bible says “Everyone Who Calls Upon the Name of The Lord, Shall be Saved” (Romans 10:13) Have you felt God tugging on your Heart? Have you heard the whispers of the Holy Spirit? Yet you ignore and reject them

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: Proverbs 1:28-29

God will not force anyone to love him. We all believe we have unlimited amounts of time, but the reality is we don’t. And one day our time will be up, are you saved? Or have you chosen to reject God and live life on your own terms?

There are eternal consequences for our choices. Make sure your covered by the blood of the Lamb (Christ) otherwise your sins are not covered at all!