We Cannot Deny It

“What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.” – Acts 4:16

Don’t overlook that NO ONE EVER denied the miracles of Jesus or (like here) His followers.

They cured blindness, muteness, lameness, and rose people from the dead – and absolutely no one ever contested that they were frauds or that it was trickery or that Jesus was not doing exactly what it appeared that He was doing.

That’s because it was completely obvious that Jesus was literally performing miracles. This is undisputable proof of His deity.

Insights from Proverbs 5

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Insights from Proverbs 5 for the 5th:

I can sum up Prov. 5 in 5 words: Keep it in your pants.

If you would like to…

  • Not drink poison?
  • Not get sliced up by a sword?
  • Not wander aimlessly?
  • Not give away your hard-earned $$$?
  • Not let your hard-work enrich someone else?
  • Not lose your honor & dignity?
  • Not groan & mourn?
  • DODGE TOTAL RUIN?

Then, keep it in your pants.

Drink from your own cistern. Let that wellspring be yours alone. Never share it with strangers.

“But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.” – 1 Cor. 7:2-3

Common sense, right?

Never be intoxicated with another man’s wife. Never embrace a seductress. Doing so is equal to cozying up to a mousetrap, or snuggling a live grenade. It will not end well. In great folly, you are led astray and death surely follows.

A healthy marriage is centered on Jesus, rooted in trust, and grows in love. Of course there are ups & downs, but weathering the storms together draws us closer. Protect your marriage. Don’t take it for granted. Honor your spouse. Don’t take them for granted.

The greatest thing a Dad can do for his children is to love, respect, and cherish their Mom.

Great stuff. Extremely practical. Very simple. All my favorites.

[Bonus: If you think the Bible is boring, read verse 19.]

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To Show Himself Strong

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I would like to share a verse with you that has encouraged me & fed me on many difficult nights:

“For the eyes of the Lord run to & fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” – 2 Chronicles 16:9a

I know many of you are facing awful times. Difficulty & trial seem to be your only trusty companions. Life seems impossible. You feel like you are being crushed under the weight of it all. You can hardly even breathe.

The eyes of the Lord continuously search. He’s looking for just a chance to show how strong He is on the behalf of His children. Claim this promise! Write it over your heart. Repeat it to your dark night.

The Hebrew word for “run to and fro” (shuwt) also holds within it the word picture of a “mariner rowing the sea with oars.” That, to me, seems more appropriate. The storm is raging. The waves are roaring. Each row of the oar is met with strenuous resistance. The mariner puts his full body into moving the vessel into more tranquil waters.

He sees. He sees your tears. He is on your side. He will supply. His arm is not short. He will show Himself strong on your behalf!

It is true, we have a relentless enemy. It is true, he will not give up. He attacks and then attacks again. But what’s also true is that he’s already defeated.

Our Champion is even more relentless. Jesus will not give up. He pursues us and then He pursues us some more. Jesus is victorious.

Is your heart loyal to Him?

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Ref: http://biblehub.com/hebrew/7751.htm

Together Again


“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

We look at Humpty Dumpty with a healthy dose of judgment, don’t we? What was he thinking? An egg sitting up on a wall like that? Ridiculous fellow. This is bound to end in tears. Got what he deserved, if you ask me.

However, we are exactly like Humpty Dumpty.

We are all just as fragile as that overconfident egg. We are all carelessly living right on the edge. We irresponsibly dangle our legs over the wall. We wave and whistle to those passing by, “Hey, look at me!” It is only a matter of time before we lose our balance and have our own great big fall. The fall will break us. We will be broken. Then what?

The king’s horses and the king’s men won’t be able to help, that’s for sure. Even “all” of them! I’m not sure what kind of help a horse was supposed to offer anyways. It just goes to show you that when you’re lying there all cracked to pieces on the pavement, you’ll call on anything and everything for help… even a horse! Well, Mr. Ed can’t help you and men can’t either.

Men can’t put you back together again.

It is only Jesus that can put Humpty together again. Jesus is the only One able put you back together again too.

“Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” – Jer. 17:14

I know this was a tad bit silly, but the truth remains: If you’ve fallen, Jesus can help you pick up all the pieces. If you’re broken, Jesus can get you back on your feet. If you’ll let Him.

“Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth.” – Jer. 33:6


Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_Dumpty