Roadblocks to Brotherly Love

Someone may ask these questions:  What if I just don’t feel like loving my brother or sister in Christ?  I know I should have love for you, but I just don’t.  You know, we are very different.  We are from very different places.  We have very different pasts.  We have very different interests in our … [Read more…]

Three Qualities of Brotherly Love

“Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Peter 1:22-23). In this Scripture the apostle … [Read more…]

Do Not Judge?

Our culture is awash in the thought that we must not judge anyone.  For example, to tell someone that homosexuality is sin and if not repented of then the consequence will be eternal punishment, is “judging,” and, as many say, “we ought not to judge.”  This “don’t judge” attitude is a lie of the devil.  … [Read more…]


“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear….”  (I Peter 1:17)  Brethren, we are sojourners!  We are pilgrims!  A sojourner is one who making a temporary stay.  A pilgrim is one who journeys, especially a long … [Read more…]

He Keeps Acting as A Judge

Use the word “judge” today, and in many circles it will immediately conjure up negative thoughts.  Why this?  While the Bible contains serious warnings against hypocritical judgment, judgments of motives, judging according to our own standards, and judgment motivated by evil, the Bible teaches us to make judgments in many situations. Jesus taught that righteous … [Read more…]

The Undoing of Israel

When we consider Israel and her failings, it may be easy for us to observe her unfaithfulness and consider ourselves better than that.  But “whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4).  We can learn from them. There … [Read more…]

Saved Like Noah

The account of Noah in Genesis 6-8 is a beautiful story of salvation.  Although all that breathed on the face of the earth, save the eight souls, perished, Noah “found grace in the eyes of the Lord,” for he was “a just man, perfect in his generations”  (Genesis 6:8-9).  There are many parallels we can … [Read more…]