Romans 10:9. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved!"



Woman of Praise

by K. Michael

 The Tongue
James 3:13-18

Lesson 3

James says that things such as strife, envy, or the like, proceed from a realm he describes as earthly, sensual, devilish.  James 3:14-15.  "But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish (demonic)."

Have you ever been around people who are repugnant and always picking fights?  Or people who are hypercritical--they criticize everything and everyone?  Their conversation is never of a gentle, peaceful, or gracious nature; but is more retaliatory, aggressive, and warlike, thus, making being around them very difficult.  Confusion surrounds them and every evil work and, according to James 3:16, envy and strife (self-seeking) is most likely the root of the problem.  Take away the envy and strife and the trouble will be eliminated. 

I once knew a woman who wanted something another woman had because she thought she was more qualified, as a result of this ungodly way of thinking, she began to slander, ridicule, and cry down the woman.  The connection to ungodly wisdom, created a wicked heart, and resulted in a froward mouth.  God raises up individuals who are less qualified in high places because He is God, and His ways are higher and his thoughts are higher.  He does not reason the way we do.  He views things differently, and He certianly doesn't judge things from a worldly persperctive. 

James also describes the wisdom that is from above.  James 17-18 states, "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated (willing to yield), full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace."

You walk in godly wisdom by walking in the FEAR OF THE LORD.

Psalm 111:10.  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever."
Proverbs 1:7.  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Proverbs 9:10.  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."

Controlling our tongues is a part of walking in the fear of the Lord and it is just as important to Him as not committing adultery, not fornicating, not following other gods, and so on.  The Proverbs 31 woman walked in the fear of the LordProverbs 31:30.  "Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."  God does not praise charm; He doesn't honor beauty; but He extols a WOMAN WHO FEARS THE LORD!

Proverbs 31:29 states that she excelled them all.  She was a woman of high Christian quality and according to this verse, not many women fall into this category; even though it is available to all to choose and thus, she was highly praised by God.  I believe this is God's desire today for all women in the kingdom of God--to be a Woman of Praise!  May God help us all.  God bless you.

Posted December 1, 2009.
This is a monthly posting.


A true friend loves you as he loves himself.

K. Bamkefa

I Samuel 20:17


Captivating Doves
by K. Bamkefa

Having your first baby is a milestone in every woman's life and is an affair that takes a lot of your time, money, food, energy, and attention, from the moment of conception to the time of delivery, then the real work begins.  Hard work is a part of the package; but so also is the joy these captivating doves bring. 

So one day, after I had just put down my newborn baby to sleep, I heard her holler.  Her cry told me that something was wrong.  I quickly rushed into the room to see what had transpired.  I looked at her and didn't have a clue; then suddenly gazed up and saw the culprit: a mosquito speeding off as if he'd just robbed a bank.

In order to be sure of what I was thinking, I quickly examined her.  I did not have to look far, right on her little cheek was the evidence--her cheek was red and swollen.  Angry with the blood sucker, I thought to myself, "If I catch you, I will rip the legs off of your skinny body."

God will do the same for you.  He comes running the first time you call, like a mom comes running to her crying babe; and when He steps into the room, your enemies will take off like a speeding bullet, because they know that if He catches them, He will dislodge the limbs from their scrawny bodies.

          Psalm 121:4.  "Behold he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."

This is a monthly posting
Posted December 1, 2009


His Banqueting Table

Psalm 150
"Praise ye the Lord.  Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.  Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.  Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.  Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.  Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.  Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.  Praise ye the Lord."

Posted December 1, 2009
This is a weekly posting.

2 Samuel 7:8-10
"Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.  Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime."

Posted December 8, 2009

Psalm 15

"Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?  He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.  He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor.  In whose eyes a vile person is contemned (despised); but he honoreth them that fear the Lord.  He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.  He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent.  He that doeth these things shall never be moved."

Posted December 15, 2009.

Matthew 2:1, 10-11
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem." 
"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."

Posted December 21, 2009

1 Kings 8:56-58
"Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.  The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers."

Posted December 29, 2009


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