The handicap of being smart

It’s hard for a smart man to enter the kingdom of heaven. That’s not directly stated in the Scriptures, but it’s true nevertheless.

We remember that Jesus said, “It’s harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.” I have thought that “smarts” or intellectualism is equally as much of a hindrance as riches are to going to heaven.

The Gospel does not lend itself to pleasing the materialistic proclivities of man. Not to influence, not to nobility, not to strength, not to wealth, and not to intellectualism. Continue reading

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Jesus Has a Day

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day,” Rev 1:10

I know people debate whether “the Lord’s day” is the first day of the week or some other day. The Apostle John knew it was that day when he was in the spirit. It was a particular day in his life on which he found himself “in the spirit” and recorded the Revelation epistle from Jesus.  That it was “the Lord’s day” distinguished it from other days.  Now what impresses me is to learn that the Lord has a day. Continue reading