Photo by Mo Eid on Pexels.com While reviewing Romans 6, verse 21 hit me: “Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.” Sin ends in death, every time. That little white lie? Keep coddling it, and like a baby … Continue reading How Good Is God and How Bad Is Sin?
Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash Sometimes rescues aren’t just about what God is doing but about what He’s like, demonstrating His remarkable care and our remarkable weakness—from the best to the worst of us. In Great Escapes 3, Elijah prophesied a three-year drought to King Ahab, then hid from him as God instructed. … Continue reading Great Escapes 4, with a King, Queen and Prophet: How and Why God Sometimes Rescues at (or Past) the Last Minute
God’s rescues have many purposes, including the opportunity of increasing the faith of mothers and prophets alike in Him, His goodness, truth, provision and power. In 1 Kings 17:1, the prophet, Elijah, tells wicked King Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor … Continue reading Great Escapes 3 with Prophets, Mothers and Sons: How and Why God Sometimes Rescues at (or Past) the Last Minute
From the hordes of obedient government officials summoned to the plain of Dura to fall down and worship the image made by King Nebuchadnezzar, just three captives from Judah refused. Amid the noise and flattened crowds in all the broad plain of Dura, only Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego stood tall before the looming ninety-foot high, … Continue reading Great Escapes 2, from Daniel: How and Why God Sometimes Rescues at (or Past) the Last Minute
Why does God sometimes wait to save?
Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com Scripture testifies to its own benefits. I labeled such a statement as fallacious when teaching logic to my composition students, but this post concerns the Bible: God-breathed, the book of books by the King of kings. After more than 50 years of seeing how the Bible changes me and … Continue reading Why Follow the Bible?
Photo by Paul Garaizar on Unsplash Even well-meaning Christians may pressure unmarried fellow believers to marry and raise a family. But what does the Bible say about singles? Paul begins 1 Corinthians 7 by writing, “Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman, But … Continue reading Single-Minded
God firmly established a holy Sabbath rest. Jesus repeatedly "broke" it. How should believers respond today?
If we're saved by grace, does it matter what we do?
It may surprise Christians how clear the Bible is on this issue....