Proverbs 11:18-23 The profits of the wicked are illusory;
but those who sow righteousness gain a true reward.
19 Genuine righteousness leads to life,
but the pursuer of evil goes to his own death.
20 The crooked-hearted are an abomination to Adonai,
but those sincere in their ways are his delight.
21 Depend on it: the evil will not go unpunished;
but the offspring of the righteous will escape. 22 Like a gold ring in the snout of a pig
is a beautiful woman
Proverbs 9:13-18 The foolish woman is coarse; she doesn’t think, and she doesn’t know a thing. 14 She sits at the door of her house or on a seat at the heights of the city, 15 calling to those who pass by, to those going straight along their ways, 16 “Whoever is unsure of himself, turn in here!” To someone weak-willed she says, 17 “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is pleasant.” 18 But he doesn’t realize that the dead are there, and that those who accept her invitat
Proverbs 8:12-19 “I, wisdom, live together with caution; I attain knowledge and discretion. 13 The fear of Adonai is hatred of evil. I hate pride and arrogance, evil ways and duplicitous speech. 14 Good advice is mine, and common sense; I am insight, power is mine. 15 By me kings reign, and princes make just laws. 16 By me princes govern, nobles too, and all the earth’s rulers. 17 I love those who love me; and those who seek me will find me. 18 Riches and honor are with me, l
Proverbs 3:27-30 Don’t withhold good from someone entitled to it when you have in hand the power to do it. 28 Don’t tell your neighbor, “Go away! Come another time; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it now. 29 Don’t plan harm against your neighbor who lives beside you trustingly. 30 Don’t quarrel with someone for no reason, if he has done you no harm. Don't withhold good... We all love to receive things and many of us even love to have the ability to help others. T
Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, don’t despise Adonai’s discipline or resent his reproof; 12 for Adonai corrects those he loves like a father who delights in his son. Discipline... We all know it needs to happen. Very few actually enjoy it. As I read the verses above what I recognized as I read it today, is we need to understand more that our Father DELIGHTS in us. If that is the core of what we understand, than discipline is not as challenging to accept! Do you REALLY KNOW that Adon
This article was written for Restored Ministries. I give them credit for the inspiration to write it. Chanukah Joy… If you remember what I wrote last week, you will know that the LOVE candle is lit every night. This candle lights the other candles. On the first night of Chanukah, you light the “servant candle” and then use it to light the JOY candle. JOY! So many verses about JOY. Where does a person start? Ecclesiastes 9:7 So go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine
Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. This is a teaching I wrote a year ago for Restored Ministries Blog. I give credit to their organization for the inspiration to write these: Chanukah... Known as the Festival of Lights of the Feast of Dedication (the Temple was rededicated). Our family celebrates this holiday even though it is not a “biblical holiday” commanded in the Torah. It is mentioned in the book of John, which explains to us that Jesus was in Solomon’s Colonnade d
Matthew 27:45-50 45 From noon until three o’clock in the afternoon, all the Land was covered with darkness. 46 At about three, Yeshua uttered a loud cry, “Eli! Eli! L’mah sh’vaktani? (My God! My God! Why have you deserted me?)” 47 On hearing this, some of the bystanders said, “He’s calling for Eliyahu.” 48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, soaked it in vinegar, put it on a stick and gave it to him to drink. 49 The rest said, “Wait! Let’s see if Eliyahu comes and
Matthew 27:32-37 32 As they were leaving, they met a man from Cyrene named Shim‘on; and they forced him to carry Yeshua’s execution-stake. 33 When they arrived at a place called Gulgolta (which means “place of a skull”), 34 they gave him wine mixed with bitter gall to drink; but after tasting it, he would not drink it. 35 After they had nailed him to the stake, they divided his clothes among them by throwing dice. 36 Then they sat down to keep watch over him there. 37 Above h
Matthew 27:27-31 27 The governor’s soldiers took Yeshua into the headquarters building, and the whole battalion gathered around him. 28 They stripped off his clothes and put on him a scarlet robe, 29 wove thorn-branches into a crown and put it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand. Then they kneeled down in front of him and made fun of him: “Hail to the King of the Jews!” 30 They spit on him and used the stick to beat him about the head. 31 When they had finished rid