Solomon’s Temple

Today’s Bible reading* goes into great detail of the construction of Solomon’s Temple. After making a deal with King Hiram of Tyre to supply the best wood from Lebanon, Solomon began construction. It would take seven years to complete the job. Solomon drafted thirty thousand workers. From the installation of the quarried stones to the…

Be Careful When Eating Your Words

Today’s Bible reading* has some important warnings about the words we say and how we say them. Wise words satisfy like a good meal;the right words bring satisfaction.The tongue can bring death or life;those who love to talk will reap the consequences.Proverbs 18:20–21 (NLT) Yesterday, I mentioned the use of our words and James 3….

Donald Trump Found Guilty …

Preface note: This is NOT one of my “devotional” posts based on the day’s Bible readings. This is an exercise in “free speech”, a provision in the US Constitution’s First Amendment. I plan to not make any further comments on yesterday’s verdict. I have many, more important things to spend my time and effort on….

Wisdom and Self-Control

Several of the proverbs in today’s Bible reading* talk about controlling your tongue and anger. (Proverbs 13:3; 14:16-17; 15:1-2, 4, 18, 28; 16:23-24, 32) Having self-control is a sign of wisdom. It is a fruit of the Spirit’s filling. (Galatians 5:22-23) James warns, “… the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts…