Ill-gotten wealth diminished – labour shall increase

  Proverbs 13:11 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. This shows that riches wear as they are won and woven. 1. That which is won ill will never wear well, for a curse attends it which will waste it, and the same corrupt dispositions which incline men to the sinful ways of getting well incline them to the like sinful ways of spending: Wealth gotten by vanity will be Continue Reading

Moderate in Desires vs. Insatiable never Satisfied

Proverbs 13:25 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. Note, 1. It is the happiness of the righteous that they shall have enough and that they know when they have enough. They desire not to be surfeited, but, being moderate in their desires, they are soon satisfied. Nature is content with a little and grace with less; enough is as good as a feast. Those that feed on the bread of life, Continue Reading

Lies will be told to those who will listen to them

 Proverbs 29:12 12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. Note, 1. It is a great sin in any, especially in rulers, to hearken to lies; for thereby they not only give a wrong judgment themselves of persons and things, according to the lies they give credit to, but they encourage others to give wrong informations. Lies will be told to those that will hearken to them; but the receiver, in this case, is as bad as the Continue Reading

Character of one marked for ruin or happiness

  Proverbs 13:13 13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. Here is, 1. The character of one that is marked for ruin: He that despises the word of God, and has no regard to it, no veneration for it, nor will be ruled by it, certainly he shall be destroyed, for he slights that which is the only means of curing a destructive disease and makes himself obnoxious to that divine Continue Reading

So escape the snares of Death

Proverbs 13:14 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. By the law of the wise and righteous, here, we may understand either the principles and rules by which they govern themselves or (which comes all to one) the instructions which they give to others, which ought to be as a law to all about them; and if they be so, 1. They will be constant springs of comfort and satisfaction, as a fountain of Continue Reading

Christ The Great Sin-Bearer

 Leviticus 16:21-22 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the Israelites, and all their transgressions, all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat [the sin-bearer], and send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is timely [ready, fit]. The goat shall bear upon himself all their iniquities, carrying them to a land cut off [a land of Continue Reading

The Gospel of Accomodation

by David Wilkerson Accommodate means to adapt, to make suitable and acceptable, to make convenient. A gospel of accommodation is creeping into the United States. It's an American cultural invention to appease the lifestyle of luxury and pleasure. Primarily a Caucasian, suburban gospel, it's also in our major cities and is sweeping the nation, influencing ministers of every denomination, and giving birth to megachurches with thousands who Continue Reading

Great Figure Abroad yet Want Necessaries at Home

Proverbs 12:9 9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. Note, 1. It is the folly of some that they covet to make a great figure abroad, take place, and take state, as persons of quality, and yet want necessaries at home, and, if their debts were paid, would not be worth a morsel of bread, nay, perhaps, pinch their bellies to put it on their backs, that they may appear very Continue Reading

He Regards the Life of his Beast

 Proverbs 12:10 10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. See here, 1. To how great a degree a good man will be merciful; he has not only a compassion for the human nature under its greatest abasements, but he regards even the life of his beast, not only because it is his servant, but because it is God's creature, and in conformity to Providence, which preserves man and beast. The Continue Reading

The Curse of Motivational Speaking

by Conrad Mbewe Last Sunday, a young man came to see me after our church service. He is the kind of guy who shows up at church once in a while and then disappears for a season. My guess is that he goes around churches sampling sermons and looking for answers. On this visit, he asked that I help him to overcome a failure in his life, and it was a failure to progress. He said that his greatest problem is that he does not believe in himself. Continue Reading