The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalm 19:1 Bulging muscles, fast cars, fancy houses, Mr. Suave (pronounced Swa-vay) that is able to sweep any woman off her feet – this is how the world has allowed Hollywood to define masculinity. It may be better than the alternative (soft-spoken, weak, and sweeping guys off their feet), but we see neither picture when we look at the true men of the Bible. They knew how to be strong when they nee
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15 Look at your feet. Would you say they are beautiful? I can understand calling a lady, a painting, or a majestic mountain scene beautiful, but feet…? They are just not usually associated with the word beautiful. In 490 BC, the Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. It was an im
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
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3 I have nine brothers and sisters that are all younger than me, and I have three children of my own. I know a thing or two about babies. One of the most notable characteristics of babies is that they cry. A lot. You don’t even have to grow up around babies or be a baby expert to
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. Proverbs 26:20 Throughout my childhood, and even in my own home now, we have heated our house by burning wood in a woodstove. I can tell you that there is no better heat on a cold winter night than the heat that emanates from that little black box sitting in the living room.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 Growing up, one of the sports I really enjoyed was wrestling. I’m not talking about the fake stuff where they beat each other over the head with chairs and throw punch
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 I like football. I like watching it, and I like playing it. I wish I could have played on a team growing up. It is entertaining because it is like watching a modern version of ancient warfare as the sides duke it out face-to-face in an attempt to out-maneuver each other. I
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:8-17 Hide and seek is arguably one of the most popular games of all time. It is free and fun. When I was growing up, we used to play it everywhere – in the house, in the dark, in a dark house, in the barn, and about anywhere else we could think of when we needed to be amused and occupied. On several occasions, the hiding spot that I had was so good that I didn’t want to come out, even afte