Bible Studies

Articles under this heading will be based upon a passage of the Bible. These studies will be “Exegetical” in nature. That means that they will take content, topic, and meaning out of the passage rather than reading meaning into the passage that may or may not be there. (Eisegetical)

Seeing the Goodness of the LORD

This is one of my favorite Bible verses.  It encourages me to keep on going when things get dark and hard and tedious. Psalm 27:12 says "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."

Eyes that can see God's goodness when it is so very dark (the valley of the shadow of death) are eyes that have consistently sought God's face when it was not so dark. See Psalm 27:8 "When thou saidst , seek ye my face; My hearts said unto thee, thy face, O LORD, will I seek."

Unicorns and Politics

Unicorns And Politics: Job 39:9-12

Scripture Reading: Daniel 8:5-8 

      Unicorns are in the Bible.  They picture/ represent/ symbolize kings/ kingdoms/ rulers/ presidents/ dictators and so forth.

The fact that they are in the Bible bothers some people.  They say, “There is no such thing as unicorns; the Bible is full of myths.” 

Some say, that the Unicorn in the Bible is a hairy Rhinoceros.

Who Are the False Prophets and Teachers of 2nd Peter Chapter 2?

                                                    Who Are the False Prophets and Teachers of 2nd Peter Chapter 2?

2nd Peter chapter 2 is describing people who are saved believers in Jesus Christ. They have trusted Jesus Christ and have identified with him and with his church; yet they are false prophets and teachers and they have many saved followers. They are often the majority of the church in any generation.

Balances in Proverbs 12:1

Proverbs 11:1 introduces a section of Proverbs that contrast righteousness and wickedness.  It says that they are a "just weight" in a "balance".  The perfect balance is Jesus own faith as a man by which he pleased his Father (Hebrews 11:6) by which he balances all the wickedness of the world.  1 Corinthians 15:22 tells us "for as in Adam all die,even so in Christ shall all be made alive."  That is a perfect balance.

To illustrate how Proverbs contrasts and balances wickedness and righteousness let's look at Proverbs 12:1.

Hatred and Love Proverbs 10:11-13

Hatred and Love

Proverbs 10: 11- 13


“The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. (12) Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (13) In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.”


The center of this passage is “love covereth all sins.”

What does “all” mean? It means all. It means even the most offensive sins.