Diligence – Part 1

Diligence Defined In order to understand what it means to be diligent as a Christian, we must understand what the word means and how it is used in the Bible. Diligence is putting forth every effort to make the right thing happen now; diligence is doing our duty to the...

The Dishonest Manager

Our first question is about the parable of the dishonest manager in Luke 16.1-13. This has been a confusing passage throughout history; is Jesus telling us that it’s good to be dishonest? Is he saying that the manager did the right thing when he stole from his...

The Grace of God in the Old Testament

‘Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’ ” But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the...

Fools Love Being Foolish

“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?” – Proverbs 1.22 The Love of a Fool David would say, “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day” and “I hate the double-minded, but I love your law” and...

Fools Despise Wisdom and Instruction

Fools Despise Wisdom - Steven Cuffle - Proverbs Devotional

The word despise may not be as harsh as we think. If you’re like me, you think that it’s a terrible word and only applied to things that you absolutely hate. That may be the way I use the word most of the time, but that isn’t how the Bible uses the word. In fact, the word translated as despise in Proverbs 1.7 only means “to look down upon something or someone”. You don’t have to hate something to despise it; you just have to think it’s not useful or helpful.

That changes things, doesn’t it? All of a sudden, we’re must more likely to find ourselves despising the things that God tells us. If we think that we know better than God does about something, then we despise his wisdom and instructions. In fact, I would go so far as to say that everyone has done this at some point in time. Everyone has found God’s word to be useless and trusted in their own wisdom instead. When we do this, we’re acting foolishly.

What is a Fool?

Fools As God Defines Them We have to be careful that we’re using God’s definitions when we talk about things. Paul makes it clear that worldly people will see the Lord’s commandments as foolish. People like Richard Dawkins, PZ Meyers, Christopher...

Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath?

Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath - Steven Cuffle - Sermons

Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath?

Many people have questions about the Sabbath. While it’s clearly something that was commanded under the Old Testament, do Christians have a Sabbath that they need to observe? Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath?

First, we need to learn a little bit about the Sabbath that was given to Israel in the Old Testament. I am a firm believer that God doesn’t do things without reason; our God is a God of purpose. When we look at the Old Testament, we can not only see what God tells Israel about the Sabbath, but we will also be able to see why he commanded it.

Proverbs 6 – Don’t Be Worthless

Proverbs Devotional - Steven Cuffle - Don't Be WorthlessWhile we like to think that everyone is a good person, the Scriptures clearly indicate that some people are “worthless” and “wicked”. There are people who have chosen to make themselves the enemies of God; though they know the right things to do, they do not honor God or give him thanks, but they become futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts are darkened (cf Romans 1.20-23). We need to avoid becoming like this and to help those traveling down this pathway find repentance and forgiveness in Christ.