What’s the OT For?

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4, ESV). I think that we often forget that the “Old Testament” was the Bible of Jesus’ day. There are a lot of portions of the Older Testament... Continue Reading →

Chaos

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day” (Genesis 1:31 ESV). There’s a theory called Entropy which states that everything is in the process of moving from order to disorder. It certainly doesn’t take much of an imagination... Continue Reading →

All My Purpose!

**“Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and... Continue Reading →

Bold As A Lion

"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion"  (Proverbs 28:1 ESV). I looked at this verse differently today. I've always thought that we would be bold as lions when our spiritual lives were up to snuff, when we were finally righteous. Boldness was a badge of honor that we... Continue Reading →

Endurance and Encouragement

"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God" (Romans 15:5-7... Continue Reading →

By the Measure

“But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift” (‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). There are times when I feel sorry for myself. Sometimes it's the unrelenting pain. Sometimes it's regrets about decisions made, or actions taken or not taken. It usually doesn't take too long , however, before I... Continue Reading →

Suffering and Sovereignty

“As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him” (‭‭John‬ ‭9:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬).... Continue Reading →

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