Author Archives: Richard

About Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Series thought

I notice that I haven’t written anything here for a while; I have had a few ideas, but none that I really liked. However, I recently thought of doing a series about Despised Bible Characters. I have noticed that many … Continue reading

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Lessons from Romans (willing, running, mercy)

So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. (Rom 9:16) In context, this verse is in a passage discussing people whom God chose to use or to bless … Continue reading

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Knowledge

that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good (Prov 19:2) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee (Hos 4:6) It is a shame that Christians are ignorant … Continue reading

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Nice guy

Often times, when a caution or warning is given about some, the response But he’s a nice guy is given. That response irritates me because it usually never to the point. As an example, a man goes to a company … Continue reading

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Lessons from Romans (these things)

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Rom 8:31) There are two questions here; the second is a popularly quoted verse… but consider the first question – what are … Continue reading

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Arrogance?

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18) I like this verse, especially for what … Continue reading

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Burned Them

I appreciate the people who follow my musings! This thought came from the following verse: And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them. (2 Sam 5:21) (Feel free to read vv 17-21 to get the … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Thoughts

Let me wish all those that read this a Merry Christmas! (albeit a trifle late) The Christmas story is known to many people; however, although Christians are supposed to be people of the Book (the Bible), we are often influenced … Continue reading

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Types of Preaching

For several years, I have heard preachers talk about ‘Bible preaching’ in contrast to ‘preaching that tickles the ears of the listeners’. This latter expression comes from the following Bible verses: For the time will come when they will not … Continue reading

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Proverbs 9 Thoughts

I find this chapter of Proverbs very interesting. There is a contrast between the teaching of wisdom and the teaching of folly. Note that they have exactly the same promise/advertising/promotion (verses 4 and 16: Whoso is simple, let him turn … Continue reading

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