He Who Seeks Glory

He Who Seeks Glory

John 7:18

Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.

I read this verse and wrote it down with the note, “modern day evangelists”.  That is what came to mind as I read it.

I certainly don’t begrudge or find fault with those who want to preach the words and lessons of the Bible.  I find no fault with anyone who shares their knowledge, ideas or passion for these words.  But as I surf the channels on a Sunday morning or just about any day or time, and look at the extravagant facilities that are called churches, sanctuaries or places of worship, I am reminded of this verse. Continue reading

A Commandment Taught By Men

A Commandment Taught By Men

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said, because these people draw near with their mouth

And honor me with their lips

While their hearts are far from me

And their fear of me is a commandment taught by men


When I read these lines I wrote down the book, chapter and verse.  At the time I wasn’t quite sure why I wanted to remember this verse I just knew I did.

The more I read it I came to the conclusion that I wanted to remember this one because it prophesizes my disillusion with the organizations that call themselves a church.

This verse is Isaiah telling the people of God’s disdain, for they are just going through the motions.  They have God on their lips but not in their hearts. Continue reading