Shepherding the Sheep… or Not?

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not...

Does God Ever Ask Us Not to Pray?

“As for you, do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I will not hear you – Jeremiah 7:16 Wow! I bet you didn’t expect to see that statement in the Bible. You would be correct to surmise that something...

Seek the Lord

Seek the LORD while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!  The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the LORD, and he will show mercy to them and to their God, for he will freely forgive them....

Because You Prayed

Is. 37:14 – Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD… Is. 37:21   Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah,...

Striking and Healing

And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them. – Isaiah 19:22 This is an intriguing verse, especially this statement that God will strike Egypt and bring healing....

Submitting to One Another

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in...