Author Archives: Richard

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

Lessons from Romans (olive tree)

And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree (Rom 11:17). I’ve read the above … Continue reading

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Thoughts in Luke (Three Men)

These are some thoughts on the following passage: And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have … Continue reading

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Despised Bible Characters – King Saul

We first meet Saul in 1 Sam 9, and he is mentioned in nearly all of the remaining chapters of 1 Samuel. Saul is another character whose evil and sinful ways are brought up a lot: I first heard about … Continue reading

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Despised Bible Characters – Elimelech

We don’t know much about Elimelech; the bulk of his story is in the first chapter of Ruth. The phrase “we don’t know” is going to come up a lot because there just isn’t a lot of information, but I … Continue reading

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Controversy and Explanation

I don’t think I’ve done a post like this one before, and I welcome feedback. I had an unpleasant experience on social media a while ago, and it was… well, unpleasant. I want to tell of the events and explain … Continue reading

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Despised Bible Characters – Eli

I seldom hear anything good about Eli; his story is in the book of I Samuel, chapters 1-4. I’ve heard that he had little self-control because he was overweight (“heavy”); that he lacked discernment because he didn’t realize that Hannah … Continue reading

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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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