Entries by josholson

Consider…

Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,”   And how is that done in us? It’s by that same kind of sacrificial, unconditional, and expecting nothing in return kind of love being exercised towards us personally. CONSIDER, v.t. [L., to consider, to view attentively, to […]

“For This Reason”

Ephesians 5:31  “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”   Paul is saying that “For this reason”…this was God’s intent from the beginning, even in instituting marriage. He draws upon the institution of the marriage relationship by our […]

“Do You Trust Me?”

Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. Luke 5:3 In Luke 5 we see Peter made his boat available. Jesus got into it, Jesus told Peter what to do and where to […]

Stewardship

“…and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit…Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit…By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples…These things I have spoken to you, that my joy […]

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?”

“…as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.” Matthew 9:10 A couple weeks ago I had wanted to sit down and just read through the Gospel according to Matthew in one or two sittings…fat chance. I am in […]

Magnifying?

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,” Luke 1:46 Always remember that it is the people, and not the plan, that God is interested in. It is people that He is interested in sanctifying, and not ministries. That is not saying that He does not care for the plan or the ministry. But […]

The Balancing Act

“So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah.” Nehemiah 4:16 This is by no means exhaustive or complete…just thinking some things through… There is […]

Answers and Direction

Proverbs 16:1-9 1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits. 3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established. 4 The […]