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Lamentations 2:5 (KJV)
The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
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But God made the earth by his power;
he founded the world by his wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
Everyone is senseless and without knowledge;
every goldsmith is shamed by his idols.
The images he makes are a fraud;
they have no breath in them.
They are worthless, the objects of mockery;
when their judgment comes, they will perish.
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these,
for he is the Maker of all things,
including Israel, the people of his inheritance—
the Lord Almighty is his name.
Which Names Do You Know Him By?
Thursday, 14 September 2017
© 2017 Philip A Matthews Exodus 6:1-3—“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto ...Read More...
Posted on 09/14/2017 9:01 PM by Philip A Matthews
Saturday, 15 April 2017
An Easter Message of Hope © 2017 by Philip A. Matthews “We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life” (Romans 6:4 Amplified). These ...Read More...
Posted on 04/15/2017 8:04 PM by Philip A. Matthews
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Sitting here watching the news about the protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration and today’s Women’s March on Washington, these thoughts came to mind: These are the days when America continues its inevitable descent into chaos, a chaos caused because we no longer have a moral consensus in this ...Read More...
Posted on 01/22/2017 1:56 AM by Philip Matthews
Tuesday, 05 April 2011
"Authentic Christianity should lead to maturity, personality, and reality. It should fashion whole men and women living lives of love and communion." --Brennan Manning in The Ragamuffin Gospel. Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: ...Read More...
Posted on 04/05/2011 2:39 AM by Philip A Matthews
Monday, 04 April 2011
If you are gonna claim to be a Christian, be serious about it. Be for real. Time has run out for fake Christianity! Study closely the teachings of Jesus Christ, and live your life to align with those teachings. Too often "Christians" don't look or act or talk or believe anything like the ...Read More...
Posted on 04/04/2011 4:28 PM by Philip A Matthews