Hypocrisy

The English word “hypocrisy” comes from a Greek word that primarily meant a reply or an answer and came to mean the acting of stage-players as they would answer one another in dialogue; thus the meaning of dissembling (“dissimulation” as...

Honesty

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (I Tim....

Not that Dress!

A trend is moving across the land, and it is headed in the right direction. Dress styles have gotten so bad that people are beginning to wake up. The Tennessee Legislature is considering a bill known as the “saggy pants” measure. A number of citizens have had enough...

Complaining in our Tents

A recent study in Deuteronomy has caused me to consider what a murmuring lot the Israelites were. But then, as it should, the Word has convicted me as I have applied it to my own life. While at first I was amazed at God’s long-suffering and love for His people...

New Thoughts on the Old Bible?

There is an idea about studying the Bible that is vain and divisive, and yet it is common. It is this:    “I see something in this passage which nobody else sees.”   Sometimes this thinking is extended to the past: “I see something about this passage which...

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