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“He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself. Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. (Proverbs 9:7-9)

About the Blog

I write a Christian blog. If you haven’t yet noticed, it’s called ‘He Dwells.’

He, of course refers to Jesus Christ. Dwells, on the other hand, is a play on words. In Isaiah 33:5 we see that Jesus is exalted, for ‘He dwells’ on high, and John 14:17 reminds us that ‘He dwells’ with us and in us. D. Wells also happens to be my name, so when I see ‘He dwells’ written out everyday, I am reminded that Christ is alive in me and my Christian brothers and sisters — praise be to Him!

The B’log in My Eye

The ‘B’log in My Eye,’ is the subtitle of my blog. I chose that little phrase based on the doctrine found in Matthew 7, which reads:

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank (log) in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a log (plank) is in your own eye?

As I wrote on my home page, “The title reminds me that I’m God’s work-in-progress as well.  In other words, the stuff I write is for me  too; these are things I need to remember or practice or avoid as I walk along the Christian path of faith. So, if the Holy Spirit convicts you through any of these words or Bible verses, please know that He probably convicted me first.”

Beneath the title of the blog, there is a brief description that reads, “Discussing the Christian walk with intention and purpose.” Those eight words are intended to say a lot. First, the blog is a discussion. It’s meant to be a dialog, which is why there is a comment section. If you have nothing to say, well that’s ok too. Clicking the like button (or share, or subscribe) is also another way to keep the discussion going. Liking the blog (when you like it, of course), is very encouraging to me!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Secondly, the blog is Christian. Seldom do I write about other topics.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

Thirdly, and more specifically, the blog focuses upon our Christian walk, both yours and mine, and how the Lord seeks to improve and refine us on a daily basis. The Bible is my primary source of information. After that, I will only draw upon reliable Christians and Christian resources. If I do cite a secular person or perspective, it typically is only for illustrative purposes or to show contrast between the Word of God and faulty worldly counsel.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

That brings us to the intention of the blog (which you may have already discerned): to mature us in faith, through God, via His Holy Spirit. For this reason [primarily] I always include Bible scripture. The last thing I want to do is offer my opinion; the first thing I want to do is share His truth.

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:21)

Finally, there is the purpose, which is to glorify God. If the Father is not glorified in some manner within the text, I have failed.

For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15)

The Dilemma

The blog is intended to be read by Christians and non-believers led to the site having been drawn by the power of the Holy Spirit. In other words, it’s written to a general, not-so-specific audience. Because of this, occasionally, scoffers and other wicked folks stumble in and are deeply offended. The opening Proverb reminds me that I run the very real risk of bringing shame, harm, and hatred upon myself as a result. This cannot be avoided. Of course the flip side is that the ‘wise man‘ will love me (in a Godly appropriate manner) and will grow in a God-intended way.

All that reminds me of this passage:

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Lest I forget, I too once scoffed at Christians, while habitually partaking of wicked things. I hated, I harmed, and I shamed, but Jesus did not give up on me. He hounded and pursued me, and was there when I finally crash-landed, simply asking, “Have you had enough yet, D. Wells?”

Jesus dwells indeed!

Anyway, I just wanted to throw that all out there. I hope you enjoy the articles and I pray they, my means of the Holy Spirit, propel you along the narrow path until Christ Jesus calls us all home. Please feel free to keep the discussion going by leaving a comment, liking, or sharing the post.

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What purpose then does the law serve? Galatians 3:19

Heard on a Plane…

“Would you like a beverage sir or some peanuts?”

“I’ll have a diet coke please.”

“Would you like a parachute as well?”


“A parachute sir. Your life will be much better if you have one, I guarantee it! In fact, your life will be prosperous, full of peace and joy! Having a parachute is the only way. I have one and you should have one too!”

“Thank you, but I have no need for a parachute. I’m very happy for you though. I’m glad your parachute gives you peace, comfort, and joy.”

The Critical Information

The attendant, not wanting to upset the passenger, failed to tell him that the plane was in fact going down. Why upset him (she must have assumed) when he seemed to be having such a good time. However, failing to share the critical information ultimately would lead to this man’s destruction.

The Purpose of the Law

The Law (the Ten Commandments) lets us know that we are all going down. It does that by letting us know that we are all sinners. Tell most folks about salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and omit the Law, they will likely respond that they have no need for saving. They probably consider themselves to be good people.

The Law declares otherwise.

“There is none righteous, no, not one…none who understands; There is none who seeks after God..” Romans 3:10-11

No one seeks after God, at least not until after they realize that God was seeking them first. God sought us first by providing the Law as a mirror. This mirror reveals to us how we truly look to Him: dirty. It is this realization, that we are sinners in need of salvation, that leads us to the parachute that is Christ Jesus.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes… Psalm 19:7-8

One More Time

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

  • Are you going to Heaven?
  • Are you a good person?
  • Do you know the Law?
  • Have you taken the Roman’s Road?

*Two words about analogies: they’re flawed.  Whenever we take a biblical truth and attempt to explain it  by making  a worldly comparison (as I did with the parachute story), we fall short.  While some analogies help us to understand biblical concepts, at the end of the day we must solely rely upon the truth of God’s Word.

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