…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,
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
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 Everyone loves a good sneeze – at least normal people do. It is hard to explain that fact, but the feeling you’re left with after the blast of a good sneeze is one with which it is hard to compete. I was discussing that wonderful feeling with some of my students a few weeks ago, and it gave me an idea. I suppose there is no feasible way to actually do it, but I thought about how wonderf
Is this the man that…opened not the house of his prisoners? Isaiah 14:16-17 A popular television show in the 1950s and 60s made fun of the German POW camps. The show centered around Stalag 13, where the commandant, a bumbling fool, prided himself on the fact that there had never been a successful escape from his prison camp. During World War II, that premise was quite the reality. Those who were brought into the POW camps rarely escaped, and many of those who d