Shrewd in Their Own Sight

Isaiah 5:20 ESV “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Evil good and Good evil In what ways do people call evil good and good evil? Well, one way is when they lie about … Continue reading Shrewd in Their Own Sight

So Your Faith Might Not Rest on Human Wisdom

With Eloquence and Human Wisdom 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NIV “And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ … Continue reading So Your Faith Might Not Rest on Human Wisdom

Put Your Trust in God Alone

Amos 5:4-5 NIV This is what the Lord says to Israel: “Seek me and live; do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing.” These places mentioned here are symbolic of places of idolatrous worship. Today, … Continue reading Put Your Trust in God Alone

While People are Saying

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 NIV “Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains … Continue reading While People are Saying

Shaking the Foundation

Psalm 46:1-3 ESV “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” Opposition to the Gospel of … Continue reading Shaking the Foundation

A Friend of Sinners?

A popular teaching today is that Jesus hung out with (was a friend of) the ungodly, while he avoided contact with the "super religious," which is often a popular reference to the godly. But Jesus was not a friend of the ungodly. He was a friend to those who obeyed him (Jn 15:14-15; Jas 2:23). … Continue reading A Friend of Sinners?

What God Requires

Malachi 1:11-14 ESV “For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts. But you profane it when you say that the Lord's table is polluted, and its fruit, that is, its food may be despised. But you say, ‘What a weariness this is,’ and you snort at it, says the … Continue reading What God Requires

I Pledge Allegiance

Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading I Pledge Allegiance

Whose Trust is The Lord

Jeremiah 17:1-2 ESV “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars, while their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills.” The Lord … Continue reading Whose Trust is The Lord

Faith at Work

Galatians 5:1 ESV “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” As followers of Jesus Christ, what were we set free from? Certainly we are free from the punishment of sin, which is eternal death and eternal separation from God. We, too, are … Continue reading Faith at Work