Choking the Word

“And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them…” (Matthew 13:7). “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful” (Matthew 13:22). The parable of the sower was…

Coveting or Content?

(flickr photo by jaguarmena shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license) Versus “Let your conversation [lifestyle] be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for [Jesus] hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5). Paul appeals urgently here to Christians to be content with what they have….