The following is a passage of scripture from the Old Covenant Relationship God had with his people Israel, of that time. Not all of it applies to us today, but much of it does. So, we can still learn from it, and we can glean the New Testament parallels from this passage of scripture, too. … Continue reading But, the Lord Delivered Us
For Freedom Galatians 5:1, 13-15 ESV “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law … Continue reading Those Who Belong to Christ
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In … Continue reading True Cause for Rejoicing
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. Isaiah 9:2 ESV What or who is that light? It is Jesus Christ. It is truth. It is righteousness and holiness. It is the opposite of darkness, which is evil … Continue reading Wonderful Counselor!
March 1982 Reaching out and finding no one there, I ran and hid myself, I know not where. Fear had gripped my heart; I know not why. I had the feeling as though I wanted to cry. I talked, but no one listened. I cried, but no one cared. I called, but no one answered. … Continue reading Freedom from Fear
“Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law?” Galatians 4:21 ESV What “law” is being referred to here? Context is everything when interpreting what is meant by “the law.” For, the context reveals that this is speaking about the Old Covenant ceremonial and purification laws, not … Continue reading Slave or Free?
“The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16 ESV Who are the people dwelling (living, walking) in darkness? They are all who have refused the Light – Jesus Christ, the truth, righteousness, and the … Continue reading The Light Shut Out
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that … Continue reading Deliberately Overlooking
I live in the United States of America, which is a wealthy nation, an affluent nation in many respects. It isn’t that everyone here is wealthy, but perhaps by third world standards we all are. We have many freedoms and privileges that people in other nations do not have. We are pretty much free to … Continue reading Fattening Your Hearts?
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1a NIV The great cloud of witnesses, I believe, are the heroes of the faith of Hebrews 11 who have gone before us. They have set the example … Continue reading Our Eyes on Jesus