Practical Proverbial, from 1 Timothy, 17 January 2019

Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.  1 Timothy 5:7-8 (NIV). Paul continues his advice to Timothy concerning widows; this actually continues through verse 16.   YetContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 1 Timothy, 17 January 2019”

Practical Proverbial, from 1 Thessalonians, 27 February 2018

For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.  1 Thessalonians 2:111-12 (NIV). Dad’s love unconditionally and hold you accountable.   Dads love their kids, or at leastContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 1 Thessalonians, 27 February 2018”

Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 21 September 2017

Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.  HebrewsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 21 September 2017”

Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 15 August 2017

By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.  Hebrews 11, verse 22. I respect wisdom; I only wish I practiced more of it.   Like I said the last time, I’m Jacob.   I tend towards living out the unwiseContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 15 August 2017”

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