The vanity of head knowledge of God

Job 11.7-9 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?  It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Job is a...

Poor in Spirit

Matthew 5.3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The beatitudes describe the character of the kind of people who belong to Jesus Christ. These beatitude descriptions transcend denominational lines. They describe the person who is...

Samuel and the sons of Eli

1 Samuel 2.12-18  Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the Lord. Now it was the practice of the priests that, whenever any of the people offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand while the meat was being...

Working out what God is working in

We learn in our journey through Paul’s letter to the believers in Philippi that there was an undercurrent of selfishness which manifested itself in attitudes of vainglory and strife. To address that problem, Paul reminded them of the humility of Jesus Christ and how...

The scourge of pride

Isa 2.11 “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 12 For the day of the LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that...