Today I read, from Google, a list of ten Scriptural passages that should be read every day. Having read them in the past, I agreed that the ten were important. I posted the ten in my tablet’s daytimer and added the most popular Bible verse as an eleventh: John 3:16, although I don’t really need […]
For King David, there were great advantages to praising God. In every trouble, David went straight to God in prayer. On every deliverance, he went instantly to God in thanks and praise. 1 Psalm 34 tells of one such occasion. Psalm 34 is titled “A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who
Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians in an attempt to restore the Corinthian church to its foundation – Jesus Christ. First Corinthians chapter 14 has a discussion of the relative value of tongues and prophesying, which seem to have been the two gifts most valued. Corinthian infatuation with tongues blunted their maturity in
Legalists zealously court the Galatians. But the end result of legalism is for no good. Paul addressed this issue in Galatians chapter 4. Galatians 4:18 Zealous Legalists In Galatians 4:17, Paul will admit that the legalists zealously court the Galatians, and legalism often comes wrapped in a cloak of “love.” But the end result is
One of God’s gifts to you is the grace of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. But have you earned full forgiveness? The technical answer is: No, you can never earn forgiveness. You’re simply not good enough and neither is any amount of good works. But through Jesus’ sacrifice we are fully forgiven. Long ago Isaiah announced,
Our current, corrupt bodies, which came into being from Adam, are like seeds that are sown to bring life to the plant. These forms are temporary, dishonorable, and weak. We believers in Jesus Christ will go through eternity with resurrected bodies that will not be reanimated corpses or some lesser version of our pre-death frame.
Chapter 24 of the Gospel of Luke records the discovery of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, His appearances, and His ascension into heaven. Two of Jesus’ disciples, on the way to Emmaus, do not recognize Him until He opens their eyes. Because Jesus has risen from the dead, He can grant sight to those who