A Narrow Gate

We often convince ourselves to take a particular direction. With confidence we believe  that the path we are on is the right one. Many travel down a preferred road without a thought about eternity. The Truth warns us “Push yourself through the narrow gate. For wide and broad is the road that leads to destruction,…

JAMES

James, the brother of Jesus, confronts deceitfulness directly.  Perhaps it was because for years, he had personally been so deceived about Who the Messiah is. Our human nature is quick to speak and slow to listen and understand. James literally opposed the claims that his brother Jesus made. James was not convinced that Jesus was…

Ecclesiastes

With the downloaded divine wisdom of God, Solomon wrote this book. The name Ecclesiastes means preacher. In his meditations the writer puzzled with how one could find happiness or contentment apart from God. Are the answers found in science, philosophy, wealth, music or materialism? Solomon’s wide search came up empty. He concludes that it is…

Proverbs

In the first chapter of Proverbs we read “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Pr 1:7) God’s Word encourages us to attain wisdom and discipline; and as we seek Wisdom, we are actually seeking the One of all wisdom and that is Jesus Christ. When…