Tag Archives: Goodness

Honour, Love, and Fear – 1 Peter 2:17

1 Peter 2:17 – Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. Honour.  It is just a word, but there are duels between fellows because of it, and wars between nations have been fought over it.  It is demanded by some and expected by others.  It is easy to give and yet […]

Keep Thyself Pure – 1 Timothy 5:22

1 Timothy 5:22 – Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. According to studies on the current global drinking water problem, around 50% diseases and related complications leading to death in the world result from unclean drinking water [1].  The condition of the human heart has […]

Remember Holiness – Psalm 30:4

Psalm 30:4 – Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. I have heard it said that holiness is the chief characteristic of God.  Using the Holy Bible as our guide, we see God through a lens of holy attributes like love, righteousness, goodness, patience, […]

The Appearance Of Evil – 1 Thessalonians 5:22

1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Abstain from all appearance of evil. How important is your reputation?  I dare say that all your earthly success is tied to it.  Your reputation is of utmost importance to you, your family, your church and any other group that associates with you.  Even small pebbles make ripples in still water.  […]

His Compassions Fail Not – Lamentations 3:22-23

Lamentations 3:22-23 – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. I once had a discussion with a brother  who said that as a minister I must realize that we are all sinners, including pastors.  I replied that […]

Herein Is Love – 1 John 4:10-11

1 John 4:10-11 – Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. Some scientists believe that the affection that we feel and attribute to a concept of […]

Is The Truth In You? – 1 John 2:4

1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. I believe in the grace of God, but does grace allow us to do what we want without any regard to obedience? No. While our righteousness cannot obtain life by […]

All Our Works – Isaiah 26:12

Isaiah 26:12 – Lord , thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us. Give credit where credit is due. The Lord is our Creator and Sustainer. Any blessings we enjoy, any good that we do, is ultimately to His credit, because as we observe and read and […]

Life, Righteousness, And Honour – Proverbs 21:21

Proverbs 21:21 – He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. Many people throughout the centuries drew a distinction between the God of the Old Testament and the New Testament.  The notion has been that the God of the Old Testament was a vengeful Judge meting out punishment. While the God of […]

Biblical Reflections: Psalm 100:4-5

Psalm 100:4-5 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. As we stand at the threshold of a new year, I am reminded of the need […]