Blessing and Cursing

Cursing, in most peoples’ minds, amounts to someone talking to them loudly with the inclusion of offensive words to the conversation. Another possibility would simply be the use of phrases like, “damn it!” or “I’ll be damned if…” Looking to examples in Scripture of both blessings and curses reveals something different from these cultural examples. …

CAPS Warfare

Avoiding 4 things in your life can improve the outcomes of your warfare against your enemies drastically: C omplaints – spending time complaining instead of praying or prophesying better outcomes can lock me as a prisoner in the situations about which I am complaining. (1 Corinthians 10:10) A ccusations – even if the people I …

Hirelings

It seems that the difference between the definitions of “prostitute” and “mercenary” is simply what kind of work is being sold. Mercenary and merchant are words that have the same root. Our most common use of the word mercenary is related to the work of a soldier. The idea from its beginning was simply trading …