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The Hope of Azure Springs


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Rachel's book The Hope of Azure Springs is the kind of book you would want to have in your library. I can say that in the best of what I have to say here. Of all the westerns I have read, and they are many, she has come the closest (in my opinion) to being a new version of Louis L'Amour, who was one of a kind in his own time.

Worrying Less


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I don't recall how many times I have touched the subject of worrying through here, but I think we should revisit it once more. Jesus Christ told us, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33, Berean Study). What would happen if we re-prioritize our daily lives and actually put God first? I know of one person who said they make a daily list of things "Doable." At first things never got finished.

Qualities Needed


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls" (James 1:21, New King James). What is it James is telling us here? Why should we know this? What kind of man is it James is calling for when it comes to dealing with burdens and trials?

Never Thought of this Before: Proofreading


By Benjamin H. Liles

          This early afternoon I was thinking over things (after having paid bills and all). I realized something rather amazing. I have been using my blog. this site to teach a lot about God's word. That's not a bad thing, but I noticed something as of today. I tend to go through everything I write and make sure everything is correct before things go to print. Sometimes, even after I post, my wife catches little errors in an effort to help me out. In that sense I consider her my built-in editor.

Ungodliness versus Faith-filled Life (Ezekiel 26)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "And it came to pass in the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, "Aha! She is broken who was the gateway of the peoples; now she is turned over to me; I shall be filled; she is laid waste"'...I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more; though you are sought for, you will never be found again'" (Ezekiel 26:1-21, New King James).

A Set Patience


By Benjamin H. Liles

          The writer of Hebrews records, "These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth....Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them" (Hebrews 11:13-16, Holman Christian Standard). 


Standing Firm in Trials


By Benjamin H. Liles

          The biggest reason I have yet to post in a week's time is that I've had a huge clog in my ear of wax (looked like a stone), which has since been fixed since Friday (a couple of days ago). So, for those who have been praying i would be back on to help you understand what God is saying in His word, I thank you and am grateful to you for your love and support. With that said, we're going to dive in.

A Different Set of Beliefs


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know I've written about this piece of passage once before, but I wanted to visit it for a reason. We all believe in things, especially our views of God based on how we've grown up. One of the first ideas we have of faith and God comes from the relationship or lack thereof with our parents. Beliefs we have from this shapes our overall world view.

You Can't Allow Fear to Paralyze You


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan (twelves men to spy out the land), and said to them, 'Go up this way into the South, and go up to the mountains, and see what the land is like...Be of good courage. And bring some of the fruit of the land.' Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes" (Numbers 13:17-20, New King James). 

Living by Faith Justifies You


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith'" (Romans 1:16-17, New King James).