Recognizing God’s Presence… After Living in Corruption

by Benjamin Burks on February 15, 2012 · 1 comment

Genesis 3:1-20, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of […]

The Nation that forgot God

by Benjamin Burks on August 31, 2011 · 0 comments

James 5:1-6 “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. (2) Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. (3) Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were […]

Great Gain

by Benjamin Burks on August 10, 2011 · 0 comments

1Timothy 6:1-10, “Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (2) And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful […]

Overcome Covetousness by Counting

by Benjamin Burks on June 30, 2011 · 1 comment

An attitude of “count your blessings, not your troubles” will change attitudes from negative to positive, if we will let it! If we can see our day to day problems and even our longer-range problems against a background of our blessings, our lives can be much happier, and we will have a much different outlook […]

Empty and Open

by Benjamin Burks on June 16, 2011 · 2 comments

Ephesians 5:18, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit…” The greatest need of believers is the filling of the Spirit of God. Several weeks ago, my blog was written regarding this topic. I spoke on how when I was a kid, we use to go the gas […]

I have been waiting for some time to get to one of the main passages on covetousness. I Timothy 6:6-12 would be a great read for all those who have been following along in these blogs. “The love of money is the root of all evil…” This statement is well known from these passages, but […]

Covetousness Conquered with a Covenant

by Benjamin Burks on June 1, 2011 · 0 comments

Job 31:1, “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?” Job was a man of integrity. In fact, four times in the book of Job his integrity is mentioned. The word integrity means honesty, soundness of moral character, an adherence to moral and ethical principles. When you look […]

To Covet or not to Covet

by Benjamin Burks on May 12, 2011 · 0 comments

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To Covet … Or Not To Covet

by Benjamin Burks on May 4, 2011 · 0 comments

1 Corinthians 12:31, “But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.” In our study with covetousness, we have been talking about all the places in Scripture that tell us not to covet. Exodus 20:17 commands us, “Thou shalt not covet.” However, today’s passage commands us to “covet […]

The gateway to all sin…

by Benjamin Burks on April 27, 2011 · 0 comments

I appreciate the many comments I received after the article on covetousness was posted. As I study it more, I am realizing there is more to covetousness than what first meets the eye! There is no doubt, as some of you mentioned, that covetousness is the sin of materialism. Paul often refers to covetousness, or […]