The God of Love and Hate

     According to much of today’s popular thinking and theology, the God of love does not abhor or abominate anyone or anything (except, of course, the person who dares to say that He hates sin).  However, the Holy Scriptures are equally clear on these two…

Traits of the Spiritually Bankrupt

       Though “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop” is never expressly stated in Scripture, it is interesting to note that immediately after addressing the sluggard’s need to go to the ant to learn initiative, self-discipline, and industriousness and thus avoid economic ruin (Proverbs 6:6-11),…

Lessons From an Ant

       Because of His immense ingenuity and genius, God created the physical world so it could be readily used to illustrate the spiritual.  Thus, “a sower went forth to sow” (Matthew 13:3), “the devil walks about like a roaring lion” (1 Peter 5:8), “consider…

Rectifying Foolish and Impulsive Behavior

       No one is born with a head full of wisdom.  Foolishness is bound up in the heart of every child (Proverbs 22:15).  Every one of us has those occasions in which we have acted impulsively and immaturely.  The resulting folly and sin are…

The Rewards of Marriage

      As created by God, marriage is intended to be a rich and wonderful blessing to humanity.  As enunciated by Solomon in Proverbs 5:15-17, marriage requires diligent labor, focused attention, and exclusivity.  When these essentials are generously supplied by a married couple, Solomon promises…