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Posts by David Sproule

Your purpose, even from your mother’s womb

We often quote Jeremiah 1:5 to prove that there is life in the womb. But have you considered the rest of the verse? God looked at the life in the womb, and even before his birth, God “ordained” Jeremiah to be “a prophet to the nations.” Consider a similar statement made by the prophet Isaiah (Isa. 49:1). The apostle Paul said that “God…separated me from my…

Do you know more than the devil?

While Satan was attacking the integrity of God in his denunciation of Job, the evil one actually revealed much about the providential care of God for His people. And, he was tipping his hand to show that even the devil knows and can see how much God blesses His people.  The devil knows that God has “made a hedge around” His children (Job…

The ravens will pick it out

There are some Bible verses that just grab you when you read them and almost shake you up. Proverbs 30:17 is one such verse. “The eye that mocks his father, and scorns obedience to his mother, the ravens of the valley will pick it out, and the young eagles will eat it.” Whoa!  Why would God put something so graphic in the Bible? Because God is…

“Leaving the elementary principles of Christ”

This article is being read by individuals at varying levels of Bible knowledge and strength of faith. Some are babes in Christ, who need to feed on the “milk of the word” (1 Pet. 2:2) and the “elementary principles of Christ” (Heb. 6:1). Others are maturing Christians, who need to be feasting on the “solid food” of God’s Word (Heb. 5:12, 14), and not…

The Danger of Manmade Traditions

The sharpest rebukes of Jesus during His earthly ministry were directed at the Pharisees.  One such censure is found in Mark 7.  (By the way, it surprises some to learn that Jesus rebuked anyone, especially in a markedly stern manner.  The mental picture that some have of Jesus is of a soft, effeminate weakling.  Such a picture is so far from the…

Do not imitate what is evil!

The apostle John wrote about a person who (1) loved “to put himself first,” (2) rebelled against those in “authority,” (3) used “malicious words” against others, and (4) would not “welcome” others as equals. Do you know anyone like that? Or, maybe I should ask, how many people do you know like that? Our world is full of them! But, here’s the kicker—that man of whom…

That doesn’t really affect me

Unless the hurricane is coming right for you, you’re not really concerned about it. Ask someone who lives in Wyoming if they get nervous about hurricanes in Florida. Ask someone in Maine if they get nervous about tornadoes in Oklahoma. Not my problem, right? I wonder if Christians might think about that when it comes to how much we focus on politics and worldly affairs. It…