Category: Bible thoughts

David A man after God's Heart 0

David A Man After God’s Heart

After finishing my book “David’s Faith,” I wondered what made him a “man after God’s own heart.” After all, there were other kings in Israel who were righteous and Godly beside David. David is no hero of my friend, Verna. She sees him only as a failure — both as a father and husband. He had several wives at one time and his children were a grief to him, partly because of his absence of decent parenting skills. Her deep dislike of David made me think and wonder just why he was a man after God’s heart. Then, I believe,...

Circles of Closeness to Christ 0

Circles of Closeness to Christ

Closeness to Christ (From a sermon given on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, by Joseph W. Humes at Victory Bible Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania.) There are details in the Bible and these detailed facts are included in holy writ to teach us something. From my study of Scripture, I have found there are seven circles that show closeness to Christ that were present in the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and the early church, which I see relates specifically to the church today. Here is a breakdown of the seven circles that show closeness to Christ. The 5,000 (John 6:5-14) Jesus...

Getting counsel 0

Getting Counsel Is A Wise Decision

Getting counsel in your life and your business is a good thing. This morning in my devotions I read 2 Samuel 16. What impressed me was David’s counselor Ahithophel. Although the man himself turned into a traitor against King David and his end was inglorious, his counsel was good… very good. The Bible records his counsel as, “And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” (2 Samuel 16:23). This struck a chord...

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The Three Crowns of Christ – Past, Present and Future

There are three distinct crowns of Jesus Christ. April is the Easter season and this coming Sunday is Easter Sunday or as some Christians prefer to call it: Resurrection Sunday, when we remember the glorious and victorious resurrection of Christ from the dead. While we rejoice in the present because of His resurrection, and remember the past, this is also a good time to look forward to the future.  The Crown of Thorns – The Past Crown “Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!” (John 19:5)...

spiritual self care 0

Six Tips for Great Spiritual Self-Care

Self care is vitally important. Self-care is simply consciously taking care of yourself. This can include things like exercising, resting, taking vitamins and of course our daily morning and evening hygienic routines. While these activities are necessary for maintaining good health, it is just as important to invest in spiritual self-care. Using some physical aspects of self-care, I decided to make a comparison to spiritual activities that will nourish the spiritual part of us also. Rest– Mark 6:31 “And he [Jesus] said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while.” Jesus and His disciples...

are you dreaming or do you have a dream 0

Are You Dreaming or Do You Have a Vision?

Do you have a vision or do you only have a fuzzy dream? Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived said in Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish”. In studying the Bible I found that dreams are associated with sleep. But visions are associated with being awake. While many times we use the words “dream” and “vision” interchangeably there this is a fine but important difference between the two words. Many times in the world of business, self-employed folks, and even those not self-employed, say that they have a dream. They dream to be rich, they...