Devo – Regret and Guilt

  • Pray!

  • Maybe – Joke: Why don’t oysters give money to charity? Because oysters are shellfish!

  • Maybe talk about hitting the home run and the third hit of the season

  • Talk about struggling with regret, would of / could of / should of. It’s one thing to learn from your mistakes and another to dwell on them.

    • Little things about doing better at my job, interacting better with people

    • Of passed sins committed, guilt of failure to share God’s word with people

    • That how could I as a Christian commit that sin, or not share with that person

  • In the past months, I’ve struggled with the death of my Son, not just in the way of loss but feeling guilt of his passing. Which honestly doesn’t make any sense to me because I know, I believe that God is sovereign, that God is in control. That His ways are not my ways and that He is righteous and just. But I still have struggled with these feelings.

  • I have “would of / could of / should of” the death of my son Theo.

    • What if knew we took him to the doctor or had him hospitalized?

    • Why didn’t I practice CPR more?

    • Why did I fail at protecting my son?

    • What sin did I do to cause this?

      • 2 Samuel 12 went from giving me peace about Theo’s passing in v23 where David asks “… Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” This part of scripture is why I believe that Theo is in Heaven. But later turned into a way of accusing myself (12:13-15) it talks about God striking the child because of David’s sin and I have been troubled by this.

      • Then I would have guilt about having guilt, that how could I feel this way after saying what I did when I spoke at Theo’s funeral?

So I get myself entangled in this web of guilt, regret, self-pity. This inward focus that benefits no one, that takes my eyes away from Christ and focuses on my ugliness. That instead of seeing Christ’s work in my life, that I am cleansed by the blood of Christ. I falter, try to take it back from God and cause myself to stumble. Where I should be following Hebrews 12:2, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith.

So how do I deal with these feelings of regret and guilt in my life? What should be my response?

  • Simply go to God’s word, seek guidance form the Scriptures:

[Heb 4:12 NASB] 12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

  • We can read God’s word and use it to discern if these thoughts, these feelings… are they from God, or not.

  • Not only can we read God’s word we can go to God directly, we can draw near to Him and receive His help and mercy:

[Heb 4:15-16 NASB] 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  • Go to God and His word for everything.

  • If what we are struggling with is sin we are to repent:

[Act 3:19 NASB] 19 “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

[2Co 7:10 ESV] 10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

  • If we are in sin we need to repent and seek forgiveness. That we may be refreshed in the Lord.

  • When we are feeling guilt from prior sin that we have repented from:

    • There is such a thing of guilt, grief, sorrow, that is not from God.

[2Co 7:10 ESV] 10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

  • So if I have repented of this sin that is troubling me, I can be confident that God has wiped it away and have freedom from it and can rest in Him

[Psa 103:10-12 NASB] 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

[Jer 31:34 NASB] 34 “They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

  • We should not take our sin back from God. God paid for our sin, He takes our sin and removes it from us as far as the east is from the west. He will remember it no more. That we can have salvation without regret.

  • Do we not have a great God, a loving God. God gave Himself for us, once and for all. Not for anything we have done, quite the opposite, but because of His lovingkindness, His mercy, His Grace, for His Glory He redeems us.

  • What if these thoughts fiery darts are from Satan?

    • As Christians we do battle not in a traditional way, but in a spiritual way.

[Eph 6:12 HCSB] 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

[2Co 10:3-5 NASB] 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

  • Paul writes in Ephesians 6 about the armor of God, tools we have in spiritual warfare:

[Eph 6:16-17 NASB] 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

  • Our faith can quench the fiery darts that Satan uses to attack us, confuse us, that causes doubt. We have the word of God to rightly discern, to learn the will of God. The Gospel is the power of God for salvation.

  • So in this battle, how can we prepare?

[Jas 4:7-8 NASB] 7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

[Rom 12:2 NASB] 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

[Psa 19:14 NASB] 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

[Phl 4:8 NASB] 8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.


We will feel guilt and regret in our life. When we do we need to discern where these thoughts and feelings are coming from. Is there sin in our life? Is it spiritual warfare? Are we lacking in faith and trying to take our sin back from God?

If it is sin, repent! If it is spiritual warfare, seek God asking Him to bolster your faith that Satan’s fiery darts may be quenched. If it is past sins that you have repented from, know that God has forgiven you and that He does not remember them and that you can be refreshed by the Lord.

Meditate on God and His word. As Christians we are to be transformed, do not conform to this world. Dwell on what is good, right, pure. In all things focus on God and glorify God.


Devo – Hebrews 12:1-2

Hebrews 12:1-2 Devotion

[Heb 12:1-2 HCSB] 1 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.


  1. Prayer

  2. Read verses

  3. Intro:

    1. I first thought about doing a devotion on Hebrews 12:1-2 when I heard “Holiness Is a Race, Not a Prohibition” on episode 650 of Ask Pastor John

    2. I will not play it for you as I am not able to follow up with the clarity or the passion with which he speaks


  4. Historical Context of Hebrews:

    1. Author of Hebrews is unknown, possible authors are Paul, Apollos, Peter, Barnabas and Luke.

      1. Traditionally Paul is accredited with authorship

      2. Greene believes that Paul wrote Hebrews, and even titled his commentary “The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews”

      3. While MacArthur sides with Origen Adamantius quoting “No one knows”

        1. An early Christian theologian, lived ~184 – ~254, not Origen the Pagan who lived around the same time

      4. Hebrews is different then most of the New Testament as it is not a letter but more of an essay form, possibly a sermon.

    2. Written around 64-68 AD during the persecution of Christians by Nero, as there is no mention of the temple in Jerusalem being destroyed which happened in in 70 AD

    3. It is written to Hebrew Christians with the theme of “The Preeminence of Jesus Christ” and endurance in their faith, that they would not abandon their faith and go back to Judaism

    4. MacArthur breaks down the audience of Hebrews even further into three parts

      1. The believing Hebrew Christian

      2. The Hebrew non-Christian that were “intellectually convinced but not committed”

        1. Cognitive but not trans-formative knowledge of Christ

        2. That Christ was not on the thrown, not the Lord of their life

      3. The Hebrew non-Christian who was not convinced

  5. Read verses and break down

  6. “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us”

    1. Here there is a transitions from the past heroes of faith to us/audience

    2. The cloud of witnesses is used to refer back to the heroes of faith

      1. Able, Enock, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Issac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. (Heb. 11:1-32)

      2. The author says he could list more, if he had time

    3. Also fits well with the analogy of running a race, the idea of the Colosseum full of people, a massive cloud of people

    4. It is not to say that these heroes of the faith are looking down on us spectating, but their lives bear witness to us of their faith in God. Which is to be an example to us that we should not abandon our own faith in Jesus.

  7. “ let us lay aside every weight” – HCSB

    1. “let us also lay aside every encumbrance” – NASB

    2. The Greek word “ogkos” (Strong’s G3591)

      1. Strong’s Definition: a mass (as bending or bulging by its load), i.e. burden (hindrance)

      2. Outline of Biblical Usage: I. whatever is prominent, protuberance, bulk, mass

      3. This only used here in Hebrews 12:1, but in other secular Greek literature is has been used in conjunction with vices

    3. Runners would would strip down to the minimum not allowing for any extra weight or heavy clothes to slow them down

    4. Example of training weight vest, ankle weights and parachute

    5. Nothing is specifically given as an example of what weight the author is talking about

    6. Though as Christians running our race we are to lay aside anything that weighs us down, that is takes greater prominence then Jesus in our life.

    7. To quote Greene “We should not ask, ‘Is it a sin for me to do this thing? Is it harmful for me to go to this place?’ Rather, we should ask ‘Will this glorify God? Will it magnify the name of Jesus? Will it make me a better Christian or cause someone else to want to become a Christian?’”

    8. We should ask these questions of our actions, hobbies and habits. Knowing we have freedom in Christ, but also knowing that we might become a stumbling block to others and in so doing committing sin (1 Corinthians 8:9-12)

  8. “and the sin that so easily ensnares us” – HCSB

    1. “and the sin which so easily entangles us” – NASB

    2. Our sin does more than slow us down, it can stop us from running the race

      1. We may not be out of the race, but sin can impede us to the point where we are not making any progress

    3. Give experience of running into old rusted barb wire while hunting Jack Rabbits and Quail

    4. Sin, is so troublesome to our walk, our race, our faith that it doesn’t just slow us down, or make us stop, but it is damaging to us and our testimony to others

    5. It is very important that we confess our sins, that we do not sin so grace may abound but seek forgiveness from God knowing that he is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us. (1 John 1:9, Romans 6:1)

  9. “Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,” – HCSB

    1. KJV uses “patience,” NIV uses “perseverance”

      1. I like the use of endurance as it fits with the example of running a long race.

    2. Strong’s G5281 – cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy

    3. Outline of Biblical Usage: I. A. in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings

    4. The Greek word for race is “agon” (G73), from which we get the word agony.

    5. In this race, it is not a sprint, we are to be in it for the long haul. That we are to run with endurance, and persevere in any trials that we may face

  10. “keeping our eyes on Jesus,” – HCSB

    1. “fixing our eyes on Jesus,” – NASB

    2. “Looking unto Jesus” – KJV, “looking to Jesus,” – ESV

    3. The Greek word used here is “aphorao” (G872)

      1. Outline of Biblical Usage: to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on something

      2. That we should remove our eyes from what ever is distracting us and look to Jesus

      3. It is not that we should glance at Jesus, only sometimes look His way, but pointedly fix our eyes to Jesus

    4. One of the first things taught when learning to run in a race is to look forward

      1. Looking around at other racers, your feet, getting distracted will slow you down

      2. Same applies to this race. We must focus on Jesus, to run to Him as fast as we can

        1. Not looking at others, comparing our race with theirs

        2. Not looking at our own feet, focusing on our own actions and not the work of Jesus in us

        3. Not looking at the sidelines, the distractions of this world

        4. But looking unto Jesus because He is the “author and perfecter of our faith”

  11. “the source and perfecter of our faith” – HCSB

    1. “author and perfecter of faith,” – NASB

    2. “the founder and perfecter of our faith,” – ESV

    3. Jesus is the start of our faith and the end of our faith

    4. He is also an example of faith for us

      1. He set aside His glory, became flesh for us to be our eternal sacrifice

      2. Doing the will of the Father and not His own, even to the point of sweating blood because of the stress of what He would go through

    5. Christ’s example of faith is even better example to us then the heroes of faith mentioned in chapter 11

      1. Because He has authored and perfected our faith we can look to Him as he as already completed the race

      2. He becomes our focus and strength as we could not even start this race without Him

  12. “who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.” – HCSB

    1. “who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – KJV

    2. Christ endured through the agony of the cross by looked forward to the joy that would happen after

    3. Christ experienced the pain and shame that was owed to us

    4. Taking on our sin, paying the penalty for our transgressions

    5. Becoming our eternal sacrifice so that we might be saved and join him in heaven

    6. Knowing that He would conquer death, be glorified being set at the right hand of the throne of God, where He intercedes on our behalf, and that we through faith in Jesus’ sacrifice would join Him there also.


[Heb 12:1-2 HCSB] 1 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

We as Christians have a great examples of people that are faithful to God, the heroes of faith listed in chapter 11. Because of this we can find encouragement in their lives to help us in our own race of faith. So let us remove any distraction, any weight, that can slow us down, that will hinder our race. We have been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23), we are new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17) and we should run this race to the glory of God.

We are to run this race with endurance and perseverance, considering it joy when we run into trials because they produce endurance (James 1:2,3). Looking away from everything else fixing our eyes on Jesus, who is our strength and shelter (Psalm 46:1), the author and perfecter of our faith. For we know He began a good work in us and He will perfect it (Philippians 1:6).

Jesus also being an example Himself as He endured the shame of the cross for our sake. That we might have eternal life through faith in Jesus, who glorified God on earth and was faithful to accomplish the work on the cross, conquering death and returning to His glory (John 17:3-5) being seated at the right hand of the throne of God.


Devo – 1 Peter 5:10-11

In April I led a devotion at my work. It covered my life verse 1 Peter 5:10-11, I’m not very good at speaking but I still thought I would share my presentation. Here is the link to the slides and audio.

Visual Diagram of SQL Joins


A diagram on SQL Joins. Showing the difference between inner and outer joins.

Theo’s Message

In the wake of the tragedy of loosing my son I have heard many common saying that are meant to bring comfort and assurance in this painful time. That “it was God’s time…,” “he’s in a better place” that there is “another angel in Heaven.”

These words alone do not answer the question of why Theodore is gone? They do little to dissuade the pain of me not being able to save my son while I tried so hard in my living room to get him to breath. To tell the doctors to stop trying to save him… the pain of telling them to let him go. Why even though I earnestly prayed to God with my eyes full of tears that He would bring him back to us… only to be answered with having to leave my son’s lifeless body on a hospital bed.

I don’t know why Theodore is gone, I don’t know why our family had to go through this. Why we were given Theodore to have him taken from us just after a short time and so abruptly. But I do know he is gone… and that you are here now with me.

I wanted you to know that Theodore is in a “better place,” that Theodore is in Heaven. While the words alone do not help with the pain, the knowledge that my son is in Heaven does. God has prepared a place for him, John 14:2. That in this place that Jesus has prepared, all of his aliments will no longer hinder him. There is no more pain, no more suffering and God will wipe away every tear as stated in Revelation 21:4. So I can be happy that Theodore is beyond happy, there is no better place for him than to be in the presence of God.

So not those words alone but the knowledge and faith that go with them bring my family comfort. Knowing that Theodore is in the best of care and that I will see him again in Heaven. That as King David said in 2 Samuel 12:23 regarding the loss of his own child. That we can not bring our child back but we will go to see him.

Just as we have that faith, I want everyone else here to have that faith and assurance also. So that you know what lies on the other side, that you can know you are going to Heaven. It might be selfish of me, wanting the death of my son to mean something. But all this pain and heart ache to me will be worth it if Theodore’s life and death touches just one person enough to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Goodbye Theo

2 Samuel 12:16-23:

16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. 18 On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. How then can we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm.” 19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” 20 Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23 But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”


My baby boy is gone, he passed away late Sunday night. I am broken and torn, my heart aches. The pain of loosing Theodore Elijah, is great upon me.

We knew this would be a tough road and the thought that I would survive my son was always in the back of my mind. But this was so soon, I selfishly wish that I had more time on this earth with my baby boy.

Theodore, you were true to your name sake, you were God’s gift to us. I find comfort in that Yahweh is my God (Elijah). I pray that I can find the strength that King David did in his own son’s passing. For you will not return to me, but I shall someday go to you.

I will forever love and miss you, my baby boy, Theodore Elijah.


PHP Developer Interview Questions

Name the Four Fundamental Principles of OOP?
What is the difference between PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND PROTECTED
  • PUBLIC scope to make that variable/function available from anywhere, other classes and instances of the object.
  • PRIVATE scope when you want your variable/function to be visible in its own class only.
  • PROTECTED scope when you want to make your variable/function visible in all classes that extend current class including the parent class.
  • Manual

Describe the difference from an array and an associative array?
Arrays in PHP are really “maps” not the strict arrays you find in other languages. The main difference is that you define the indexes in the associative array. While when you do not define the indexes are defined by the system starting at 0 and incremented by 1. Manual
Describe the difference between double equals (==) and triple equals (===)
Directly from the manual:
$a == $b Equal TRUE if $a is equal to $b after type juggling.
$a === $b Identical TRUE if $a is equal to $b, and they are of the same type.


Give an example of using GROUP BY in MySQL

Explain the difference between WHERE and HAVING in MySQL?
They function similarly, but their uses differ. The WHERE statement is used to filter field values that are in the table. The HAVING statement is used to filter calculated values, like sum().

Questions About Christianity

I was recently asked what I believe concerning the following questions:

Is salvation by faith alone? By faith alone through Christ alone. Our faith is evident through works. (John 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:8-9)

How do I know I am saved? Faith without works is dead, so your life will represent Christ. You will walk in the Spirit showing the fruit of the Spirit. (James 2:14-24, Galatians 5:16-26)

Can a Christian lose his salvation? Once “saved” you are a new man the old dies away. It is a true transformation. I believe if you truly go through that you’ll not loose your salvation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

Is baptism necessary? Becoming a Christian means you have been baptized by the Spirit. John the baptist said that he baptized with water but the one coming after (Christ) would baptize with fire (the Holy Spirit). Water baptism is not required but is commanded so if you are faithful to Christ you should get baptized. (Mathew 3:11, Mathew 28:16-20, Mark 1:8, Acts 2:38)

Where are the people who have passed on? With God or not. I believe that God exists outside of time, since He created it. Since our souls are eternal, I would say they immediately depart form this world.

Will there be a tribulation and a rapture? Yes and Yes. As for when nobody knows.

What is worship? The prime purpose of man is to glorify God. Obeying God, prayer, singing His praises, studying His word.

Why do we worship on Sunday, isn’t Saturday the Sabbath? I believe it is mainly to remember and celebrate Christ rising form the dead. The Bible has Paul doing things on Sunday (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). I personally believe that everyone should have a weekly day of rest and worship of God, the day itself does not matter as much. (Colossians 2:16-17, Romans 14:5-6)

Are we born into sin, as in Original Sin? Sin enter the world through Adam and through him spread to all. (Romans 5:12)

Is the Bible all that is needed to know God’s will? Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. =) The Bible has God’s will for us in it. It has the principles that we should live our life by, primarily love God and your Neighbor. I believe God’s will can be shown through prayer and supplication also.

Can women be pastors? I’d say no according to 1 Timothy 2:11-15.

Are we predestined to be saved or to be lost? I find this one tough as it becomes a paradoxical conversation.

Are spiritual gifts, miraculous gifts, available to us today? I’d say yes as God is all powerful and there are missionaries that have been able to witness in another language without prior knowledge. I’d say the measuring stick is if it gives glory to God.

Once Saved Always Saved?

A forum that I frequent asked this question. I thought I would put my response here also.

I believe that once you are saved you are always saved. Though I am not going to argue for either side, but express what I believe what it means to be a Christian.

If you are truly saved you will strive to obey God and glorify him with your life. Anyone can claim to be Christian… some polls say that the US has 80% or higher reporting to being a Christian. Saying that you are a Christian without faith in Jesus Christ, or just being a good person is not good enough (James 2:19, Matthew 7:21-23).

Being saved, a Christian, is more than just going to Church. It is not inherited from your parents. It is more than living a good life and doing good deeds. Any of these things without faith in Jesus Christ is worth nothing, for everyone has sinned and that sin separates us from God (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10-12 Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23).

Becoming a Christian is easy. It takes faith that Jesus is God, that he came to earth to die on the cross for our sins, that through his death and resurrection he conquered death becoming the perfect eternal sacrifice and payment so that we might be saved (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-13).

Once becoming a Christian, your life should reflect that. Your actions should align with the Bible says is righteous, you should strive to glorify God with your life. Christians are not supposed to live in sin (Romans 6:1-2) but show the results of Christ being in their life (James 2:26, Galatians 5:22-23). One of the main things that Christians are called to do is love (Matthew 22:36-40, John 13:34-35).

So the TL;DR version:

  • Saying you’re a Christian alone doesn’t mean much (James 2:19, Matthew 7:21-23).
  • Your best isn’t good enough, everyone has sinned (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10-12 Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23).
  • Being saved is through Jesus Christ alone (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-13).
  • A Christians’ life should reflect Christ, should not be lived in sin, and show love for one another (Romans 6:1-2, James 2:26, Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 22:36-40, John 13:34-35)

Isaiah 64:6 – For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Matthew 7:21-23 – 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

Matthew 22:36-40 – 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 13:34-35 – 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Romans 3:10-12 – 10 as it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one; 11 There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; 12 All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one.”

Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:1-2 – 1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

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

Romans 10:9-13 – 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

James 2:19 – You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

James 2:26 – For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Multiple Galleria Image Galleries on One Page

So I had a client that wanted multiple galleries on one page. The page is created from a database, so there could be any number of galleries. The issue I had was making more then one gallery work in their own modal. Using and their basic instructions, only the first one I would click on would work, the rest gave me an error.

So I wrote this little javascript to run the gallery when the link to open the modal was clicked and it works like a charm: