“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?
Galatians 3:23-29 ESV Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for … Continue reading If We are Christ’s
Matthew 5:14-16 ESV “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so … Continue reading Cut it Off!
James 1:19-21 ESV Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. … Continue reading Are We Listening?
Romans 3:20 ESV For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. Not one of us can be saved from our sins by keeping a set of rules, especially if some of those are man-made rules, for not one of us … Continue reading All for His Glory
Does the subject of law and faith ever confuse you? I think it can be confusing for those of us who were born in the Messianic age, and not under the Old Covenant, as the Jews of old were. I think, too, that in this confusion a lot of false doctrines were born out of … Continue reading Law and Faith
Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:58 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Trust and Obey.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Romans 13 (NASB). Established by God (vv. 1-7) Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and … Continue reading When to Obey
Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:42 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Very Best Friend.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Galatians 3:26-4:7 (NASB). Through Faith (3:26-27) For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ … Continue reading Heirs of the Promise
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “No Less.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Matthew 5:17-20 (NASB). “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say … Continue reading Our Righteousness