2 Corinthians 10:1-6 ESV I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away! — I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I … Continue reading Defending the Truth
When the books of the Bible were first written, they did not have chapter and verse divisions like our Bible does today. Those divisions were inserted, perhaps at the earliest, in the 1200s in the NT, and later in the OT. So, chapters in the Bible are not like those in a book, as sometimes … Continue reading What Partnership?
Romans 14:1-4 NASB Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does … Continue reading Matters of Opinion
Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our … Continue reading We Once Walked
Luke 12:1 NASB Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” Spreading Influences Under what circumstances? Jesus had been teaching out in public, and crowds … Continue reading Don’t Be Hypocritical
Hymn lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby, 1869 Music by William H. Doane, 1869 Jesus, keep me near the cross; There a precious fountain, Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calvary's mountain. Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; There the bright and morning star Sheds its beams around me. … Continue reading Near the Cross
Isaiah 33:1 NASB Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him. As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you. The Destroyer Who is the … Continue reading Our Strength Every Morning