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  1. Ron Hamilton has entered into hospice due to advanced dementia. The family has been called to gather with him. It is not expected that Patch will be much longer for this earth..
  2. Well, I was a bit younger when I made that site . . . now I'm old enough where homegoing isn't going to be so much to go. When the Lord calls, unless He makes other arrangements the site will no doubt disappear. I've been supporting it myself. I ran out of room on my site so I posted a few books on a different site that has since gone under.
  3. On the devotional page I keep getting this message right after I post something and then go back and try to edit it. I can't get the devotion for Profiting With Proverbs to work since yesterday. This comment can no longer be edited. It may have been moved or deleted, or too much time may have passed since it was posted for it to be edited.
  4. Still working on it It doesn't seem to be working.
  5. 1 Yesterday's devotion didn't post, so I'm trying it again.
  6. “Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?” (Proverbs 8:1 KJV). In chapter 8, we have a picture of a preacher that is wise to sin, and the discourse is on the fact that we ought to listen to the preacher. Not only that, but Christ is personified—in other words, wisdom is given human attributes. Wisdom in the chapter is going to personify Jesus Christ. How does the Oxford English Dictionary define Personification? “Attribution of personal form, nature, or characteristics; the representation of a thing or abstraction as a person, as a rhetorical figure or species of m
  7. Megakudos for the new site format. I love the way it is easier to spot which forums have active threads. You are really working hard behind the scene to make us grumpy old Baptists happy, brother Matt!
  8. “My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee” (Proverbs 7:1 KJV). Why does the father go over and over this godly instruction in Proverbs? Because he is “training up” his son for the future day when he won’t be there to act as his guide and tutor: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). There will come a day in every person’s life that only memories will suffice when they need a word of advice from a parent. It is our divine duty as parents to see that those memories are Bible rich and not worldly
  9. Sorry I missed this. Praying all is well with pastor Willis and that he is getting some much deserved rest.
  10. I have experienced this first hand. I used to be one of the ones who ridiculed and shunned Christians. But then, once I actually turned to Christ for Salvation I found that those who had been friends before now shunned me. And didn't God replace that old crowd with some true friends! God is good . . . all the time!
  11. “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look . . .” (Proverbs 6:16-17 KJV). “A proud look,” is the first in the list, therefore, it might stand to reason that it is the worst, but sin is sin is sin. Disdainful arrogancy is an attitude which can creep into a man’s life without him even noticing it. When considering this attitude, one is immediately drawn to a scene where the prayers of two men are related as a parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus
  12. "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again" (Philippians 1:21-26 KJV).
  13. I'm glad we can just be plain, old simple Bible believers.
  14. "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" (II Corinthians 5:6-8 KJV).
  15. >>>The mind of the natural man is “a reprobate mind”<<< I agree with your statement here. I do not believe that the "natural man" is simply an unsaved person that can't understand the Bible. I have a small study where I connect him to the man in Romans 1 who has rejected the Creator for the creature and worships the things of nature. He is the scoffer, not the simple lost man that hasn't heard the gospel explained yet. He is the man that has heard the gospel, rejects it, and now hates it.
  16. “I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly” (Proverbs 5:14 KJV). It is a most wonderful miracle when a young child, before he has had the misfortune to discover the depths of sin, is miraculously saved because a parent, Sunday school teacher, bus worker, or friend cared enough to give him the gospel and show him how to be saved. To meet a young man that has kept himself pure, that has grown into a strong, vibrant Christian unscathed from the ravages of sin is to have a glimpse into the very throne room of God. To attend a wedding where two chaste virgins are u
  17. “He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live” (Proverbs 4:4 KJV). Most of the Book of Proverbs, of course, are the words of Solomon, who was the son of David, the king of Israel. It is David’s words that are being quoted in this passage. The immediate thought that comes to my mind is that my own children have heard words from me, that they will no doubt remember long after I am gone. I honestly hope that they are more meaningful than, “Were you born in a barn?” or “Because I said so!” I hope that, in some good way, that their lives
  18. Then there is the old saying: "Those that attend Sunday morning love the preacher. Those that attend Sunday night love the church, and those that attend midweek services love the Lord!"
  19. Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses . . . that very sober warning is found in other verses as well. You have it in the Law, the poetic books, and the New Testament. God covered the base! Proverbs 30:5-6 - Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Deuteronomy 4:2 - Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 12:32 - What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor
  20. “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments” (Proverbs 3:1 KJV). In this and succeeding verses the material divides itself into couplet thoughts, the first verse giving the commandment and the second verse the promise or explanation. Check this for yourself. Too many children instead of not forgetting their parent’s law and keeping the commandments get it backwards: they “keep forgetting” what they were told. If one remembers his father’s instruction, his father should not have to keep reminding him of his duty. Remembering what one is told is a necessary part of
  21. Absolutely agree with you about the wisdom of using a word processor. I have had extremely bad moments when I lost a post that I worked hard on. It might be somewhere in the Ethernet but I sure can't find it. So I always have MS-Word or Notepad open now.
  22. Not really, I can always update the paragraph when I paste it.
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