Posts by Dewayne Spivey (Page 4)

Overcoming Evil

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Take another look at that verse and think about it for a moment. What is it telling us? How shall we live our lives in keeping with this verse? Does it mean we should never allow an evil person to overcome us…

In Like a Lion

According to the forecast for the next couple of days March will come in like a lion. We hope it will go out like a lamb. Just doing some brief research and from previous experience with the month of March, the saying seems to be more of a proverb rather than a serious weather forecasting…

Principle

Do you ever confuse the words principle and principal? Principle – a:a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption b (1) : a rule or code of conduct Principal—most important, consequential, or influential : chief the principal ingredient, the region’s principal city Let’s consider the word “principle”. What is the comprehensive and fundamental law? Jesus…

Fanaticism

“Fanatic—a person filled with excessive and often misguided enthusiasm for something.” (Concise Oxford Dictionary) Fanatics killed Jesus and Stephen. Though once a fanatic, when Paul became a Christian he too was hounded by the fanatics he was once like. Fanaticism seems to control the day in our current culture. I found the following article enlightening…

Debt

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 6:23 NIV) “I owed a debt I could not pay.” “Jesus paid a debt he did not owe.” “Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay.” Jesus tells the story of a…

Proof

Proof— facts, evidence, argument; a demonstration or act of proving.   Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you– unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Cor. 13:5 NIV)   Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the…

Predictions

I’m writing this on Monday because a snow and ice event has been forecast for our area tomorrow. The forecasters seem rather certain, but we shall see. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are not. A week ago I was watching the Kansas City Chiefs take a 21-3 halftime lead over the Tennessee Titans.…

Finish

Finish Resilient (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. Finish (intransitive verb) – to come to the end of a course, task, or undertaking. (transitive verb) to bring to…

Let’s Finish Well

Here we are in the second day of the New Year. How are you doing so far?   Thinking of the way you intended to be in 2017, how did you do last year?   Planning to do in 2018 is a good start, but it does not accomplish anything. Planning, intending and resolving are…

How Did He Do It?

find myself not being as patient as I should be. Do you ever have that problem? I let things get to me and frustrate me. Do you ever do that? With all the things I see that I need to be doing, I can never seem to get caught up nor feel finished with anything.…