And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him. Judges 16:20 One of the saddest stories in the Bible is that of Samson. Here was a man who was set apart for God’s use from he was born. He was a Nazarite. No doubt, God had very special things that He wanted Samson to accomplish. For a time, Samson did as he was supposed to – he followed God’s plan for his life. Howe
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Galatians 4:9 Even the least conscientious student of American history is familiar with the American War for
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15 I am going to mark this down right here for the record: I do not like hot sauce. To be honest, I have never understood people who do. I met with a long-time friend of mine recently to eat at a Mexican restaurant. As he ate his hot food, his nose began to run, and he began to sweat. I ask
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Proverbs 12:22 There is a good reason that polygraph tests are inadmissible in court – they are unreliable. A person who is subjected to a polygraph test is hooked up to a blood pressure monitor
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. Ecclesiastes 10:1 I love building things with wood, and I do it as often as time will allow. On one occasion, as I was building a farmhouse table, I found myself in a position where I wished I had an extra two or three hands. I was holding a piece of wood at an awkward angle and trying to hold it just long en
…For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 Termites are known as the “invisible destroyer.” A few summers ago, when I was putting new siding on my house, I also had to redo the plywood that was covering the studs under the siding. What I found in a couple spots amazed me. Though they were no longer there, termites had built tunnels and burro
Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. Proverbs 13:6 Noodling – a popular sport, especially in southern states, but illegal in many – is a sport where someone catches catfish with his bare hands. A noodler will stick his hands into a known catfish hole or under some brush in a river or lake and wait for the fish to latch
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Job 4:8 Have you ever ridden a roller coaster at the same time as someone who really didn’t want to be on that roller coaster? Sometimes it is a kid riding for the first time, or it may be a parent whose kids forced him to ride. His reaction becomes the story of t
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:26-27 There are two young men, whom I know very well, who grew up in the same place and at the same time that I did. Both of them are in prison. One of the young men made some foolish mistakes that he wishes he hadn’t made,
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this…to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 On a scale from one to ten, what level of crazy (or desperate) do you think someone would have to be to go dig through the county dump to find their dinner? Most normal people do their grocery shopping at a grocery store, and they wouldn’t dream of going to the dump for groceries. I have to admi
Then Judas, which had betrayed him…brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. Matthew 27:3-4 All I have to do is mention the name Judas, and more than likely, it instantly conjures up an image of disgust in your mind. Judas was the coward who decided he would betray the most innocent man to ever walk the