1 Samuel 15:22-23

Submitted by Andrew Kester on 4 December, 2019

22 But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices

  as much as in obeying the Lord?

To obey is better than sacrifice,

  and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,

  and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,

  he has rejected you as king.”

Wear the Armor of God and pray wherever you are

Submitted by Andrew Kester on 18 March, 2019

Joel chapter 3:9-11


9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.


9 Proclaim this among the nations:

Prepare war,

  stir up the mighty men.

Let all the men of war draw near,

  let them come up.

10 Beat your plowshares into swords,

  and your pruning hooks into spears;

  let the weak say, “I am a warrior.”

11 Hasten and come,

  all you nations round about,

  gather yourselves there.

Bring down thy warriors, O Lord.


9 “Make this announcement among the nations:

  ‘Prepare for war;

  call your warriors;

  gather all your soldiers and march!

10 Hammer the points of your plows into swords

  and your pruning knives into spears.

Even the weak must fight.

11 Hurry[a] and come,

  all you surrounding nations,

  and gather in the valley.’”

Send down, O Lord, your army to attack them!


9 Proclaim this among the nations:

  Prepare for war!

Rouse the warriors!

  Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

10 Beat your plowshares into swords

  and your pruning hooks into spears.

Let the weakling say,

  “I am strong!”

11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side,

  and assemble there.

Bring down your warriors, Lord!

Matthew 3:8

Submitted by Andrew Kester on 18 September, 2018

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

God have mercy on me, a sinner

Submitted by Andrew Kester on 20 June, 2018

There is a saying, 'there but for the grace of God, go I'.

Compare this to Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

Is anyone justified before God by using this expression? No. There are in fact several problems with this phrase for followers of Christ.

Forgive me Father for using this expression, as I forgive all who have also spoken these words, all empty words spoken in disobedience, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Thank you merciful God.

Song of Solomon 2:15-15

Submitted by Andrew Kester on 6 January, 2018

15. "Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”

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