Because of the unique nature of the Old Testament in relation to the New Testament, our study of it will be most effective and accurate when we approach the Old Testament with certain ground rules. This article goes over those basics. From New Wineskins…………….
This article provides an introduction to the minor prophet Micah by Martin Luther. From Concordia Publishing Publishing House……………
This is really an excellent article! Did you know that God has three kinds of “wills”? It’s true, and this article will explain how to discover those “wills” as you pray. From Unlocking the Bible…………….
God is full of joy
We should, to begin with, think that God leads a very interesting life, and that He is full of joy. Undoubtedly He is the most joyous being in the universe. The abundance of His love and generosity is inseparable from His infinite joy. All of the good and beautiful things from which we occasionally drink tiny droplets of soul-exhilarating joy, God continuously experiences in all their breadth and depth and richness.
From The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. Copyright © 1997 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Having a grateful heart, I think, is one of the hallmarks of the Christ follower. And this article provides a nice listing of verses that emphasize this. From Crossway.org……………….
This time, the emphasis is on a very important verse that is found in the Epistle to the Hebrews, Hebrews 11:6 — “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” From Crosswalk.com……………….
When you start to count them up, there are a surprising number of things in the Bible that come in tens. This article from Patheos runs through a good number of them. From Christian Crier………………….
This article reminds us that not everything in the Bible is meant to encourage us. Some things there are meant to make us feel uncomfortable. From A Small Work…………
The Bible is miraculously cohesive, but it is not uniform. Different portions were given for different purposes; distinct authors at distinct moments to distinct audiences.
While many today look to the Bible for comfort or inspiration, an honest look at the Scriptures reveals that not all of it was given for these purposes. If we randomly dip a ladle into the depths of Ezekiel, the brew that emerges is more likely to be sharp than sweet.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Some—perhaps much—of the Bible was given not for our comfort but for ourdiscomfort. The Scriptures are profitable for reproof and correction, after all; they provoke, unsettle, and rebuke us. Far from harsh, this is a sign…
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Isaiah 65:17 says, “For behold, kI create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” But does that mean that we won’t remember anything about our previous lives on earth when we are in heaven? Randy Alcorn takes a stab at an answer here. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries……………..
I know that I should give my worries to Jesus, and I really do try to do that, but I often just wind up reaching back for my worries a few minutes or hours later afterwards! How to stop? This article doesn’t exactly answer that hard question, but it does exhort us to not look to take those worries away from Jesus once they are handed over! From Core Christianity……………..