Category Archives: Gleanings from the Word

Love is Not All You Need

Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed!  (Psalms 85:10 NLT) Jesus always moved in lovingkindness and truth.  When you elevate either love or truth above the other, you always distort the character of God. In July of 1967, the Beatles released the song “All You Need is Love.”It had a […]

Sons of Issachar

Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command. (1 Chronicles 12:32 ESV) We have a global pandemic, political views challenging our democratic ideals and changing cultural mores challenging our fundamental religious and moral values.  Is there ever a […]

Worshiping Other Gods

Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.  (1 Kings 11:1-2c ESV) In […]

What Goes Around Comes Around

Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Have relations with your father’s concubines, whom he has left behind to take care of the house; then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself repulsive to your father. The hands of all who are with you will also be strengthened.” (2 Samuel 16:21 NASB) Young Absalom did just […]