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The Psalmist, of course, sets the pace for a thought like this. Loving the Law of God, law simply being a synonym for the entire Word of God. “O how love I thy law!” Psalm 119:97 And he must really do that, love the Bible, because he has talked about it for 96 verses now, […]
Proverbs 4 (the Proverbs chapter that matches the day of the month) says this: “For I give you good doctrine.” Quoting wise King Solomon teaching one of his sons. And the Holy Spirit has skillfully incorporated those words into the Bile, Holy Writ. The noun “doctrine” here is spelled “leqach” in Hebrew, meaning “that which […]
Tonight on our YouTube channel (accessible to anyone with Internet service) watch our Hebrews Class. The Text this evening is classic … “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Don’t […]
A Powerful little Verse in Proverbs 2 is quite enlightening on the subject of Wisdom. God’s Wisdom, which is the only Kind in which I am interested. (The wisdom of this world anymore is stark foolishness!) Here’s the verse I mean … “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” […]
No Lesson here today on the Website. But between 4:00 and 5:00 this evening a new Hebrews Lesson will be posted. (YouTube and Facebook, under my name.) Also (more easily accessed on YouTube) you can watch our Acts Lessons, Philippians Lessons, James Lessons, Proverbs Lessons and Job Lessons! Come study with us the Greatest Book […]
The etymology of the word is interesting. It derives from “ratio,” a Latin noun meaning “reckoning,” maybe better yet, “reasoning.” And rationalism (in American culture) has become a way of life. Almost a religion! Essentially it means man “leaning to one’s own understanding, a peson doing his or her own thinking.” Yet Proverbs 28:26 clearly […]
Newspaper? Newscast? News Flash? A News Channel? I fear that in today’s perverted culture all such designations may be a little “off.” A misnomer! Not that recent events are not (at times) reported, but they are twisted and interpreted through the lens of social liberalism, of political activism. Proverbs 26:6 gives focus to what I […]
A verse from today’s Proverbs chapter (the chapter that numerically matches the day of the month) captivated me. And frightened me a little as well! “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” Proverbs 22:3 We Christians long to be that “prudent,” a Hebrew adjective that […]
As you know, I preach and record a Bible Study Lesson every other day, by video. Theses are available on social media, Facebook and YouTube right now. Studying for these is, of course, time consuming. For that reason I will begin writing a Lesson here on the Website every other day as well. On the […]
What a rich Latin heritage that noun has, “education!” It means “to lead out.” (The verb “ducere” in Latin means “to lead” and the prefix “ex” means “out!”) Thus if one is educated he has learned to “lead out” knowledge and wisdom from textbooks, professors, and practically speaking, life situations. To “educe” such “down to […]
Remember we’re on our new schedule now, Bible Study every day, but only half the mornings here on the Website. The other days, the Book of Hebrews taught on video! Those are accessible on both YouTube and Facebook. Let’s all stay “in” the Word, the Word of God! — Dr. Mike Bagwell .
Listen to the Apostle Paul: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “Down, but not out!” And Paul, years later finished his Christin life “with joy” and “with stamina,” having not quit! I’ll show […]
I am discussing the topic of “self” from a Christian perspective. Keep that in mind please. Proverbs 18 thunders: “A FOOL hath no delight in understanding, BUT THAT HIS HEART MAY DISCOVER ITSELF.” (Verse 2) The “fool” here is the “unwise” man or woman. In the sight of God, by God’s criteria. A spiritual “dullard,” […]
I enjoyed Proverbs 17:3 earlier today. “The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.” But Preacher, you just referred to God as an Assayer! Yes … here’s the textbook definition for “assayer” … “an analyst who assays (performs tests on) metals.” Then secondarily, “someone who is […]
“The instruction of fools is folly.” So says the Lord in Proverbs 16:22. I personally believe there’s a ton of Wisdom loaded into that short Bible Sentence. Now let’s add another divinely inspired Line to our discussion … “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” Proverbs 14:1, a verse that capsulizes […]
God is righteous, period. He can do no wrong. He even hates the worship of the wicked! Because their “hearts” are far from Him. (Their “sacrifices” make God sick!) Need Scripture? “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD.” But … “The prayer of the upright is his delight.” I’ve just shared […]
Years ago I wrote a series of articles on “current events” in light of the Word of God, but especially the Proverbs of the old Testament. Today is February 12, merely as an example. And I readily found this verse in PROVERBS 12, the chapter in Proverbs that “matches” this day of the month. “A […]
Last night as the Service ended, as the week of the annual Welcome Hill Revival came to a close … I was (surprisingly) honored by the Church and its congregation! If God allows me to live until May 26, I shall have been preaching 60 years. And that constitutes grounds for praise! Glory to God! […]
We’ve all heard (as is proper) about the blessings of knowing Jesus! Eternal Life! Heaven and its mansions! Answers to prayer! And a ton of other benefits! But we hear very little about the sobering responsibilities of being a Christian! Jesus did say … “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15 True Christianity […]
“Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” That’s What Solomon wrote many years ago. It recorded in Proverbs 9:17. Sin, certain sins anyway, sure do have an “attraction” (if that’s the right word) to them. Hebrews 12:1 almost proves that, when it talks about “the sin which doth so easily beset […]
Sunsets (sunrises too) can be so beautiful! But I think they may be earthly phenomena … to be enjoyed temporarily. And no, that’s not science fiction. It’s Bible … In John’s description of New Jerusalem, our future eternal home … he’s quite specific. “For there shall be no night there.” Revelation 21:25 I really suspect […]
The Holy Scriptures contain many prayers. In fact, our Bible can in some ways be called a “Prayer Book.” But as I was studying early this morning I again came across Psalm 109:26. It is one of those “short” little petitions. “Help me, O LORD my God.” That’s it! Short indeed! And I’d like to […]
Our Verse today is Isaiah 55:3 … “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live.” Certainly, the Lord Himself is the Speaker here. The noun “ear” and the verb “hear” naturally occur as a pair quite often. The “thing” (we all have two of them, ears) is built for the […]
This is just a part of Psalm 24:1, but it’s enough for this morning. “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof.” I think David is preaching here that, ultimately, everything belongs to God! The earth and everything in it! If we Christians could view life that way … we would surely be more […]
Her name, this young Mother, is Leah. She’s the wife of Jacob, the Jacob whose name God eventually changed to “Israel.” “And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name JUDAH.” Genesis 29:35 Actually with the birth of little Judah, Leah now […]

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