September 3, 2020
The apostle Paul’s perspective is extraordinary. Here is a man who gave up everything for Christ. He was at the upper echelon of the Jewish world and everything he had studied for and lived for he counted as nothing now that he knew Christ.
September 2, 2020
There are times in our lives where we feel like we’ve hit rock bottom. It may come from one event that has had drastic effects on us or our loved ones. Or it may be a series of events that batters us down. What do we do when we feel like we’re at the bottom of the pit, and the walls are closing in on us?
September 1, 2020
Concepts are often personified in Scripture to help us understand them. For example, in Romans 6, sin is personified as a king ruling over us. Viewing sin in this way helps us relate to sin’s power and the way we come under its control.
August 31, 2020
There can be no doubt that the Bible teaches us the importance of sound doctrine. Paul’s epistles are full of the principle, and he emphatically states several times that correct teaching matters.
August 30, 2020
The key to understanding Paul’s famous exposition in 1 Corinthians 13 on the quality of love is the last verse of chapter 12, “And I will show you a still more excellent way.”
August 29, 2020
What does Paul mean when he tells the Corinthians, “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.” (1 Cor. 11:27)?
August 28, 2020
In today’s reading from 1 Corinthians 10, Paul uses the wilderness wandering experiences of the children of Israel as “examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.” (v6).
August 27, 2020
The second most important commandment in the Bible is “you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18). It should be a simple concept (even if at times a little challenging to implement), but as with all Bible principles, we need to understand the spirit behind the law.
August 26, 2020
When Ahab approached Naboth and said, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden” (1 Kings 21:2), there’s a huge irony.
August 25, 2020
When we fight against sin, we know that God is with us. He taught Israel that lesson in their literal battles against their enemies.
August 24, 2020
What became evident for Elijah after the contest on Mount Carmel was that any conversion of the people was only superficial.
August 23, 2020
The people of Elijah’s day had to make up their minds. He told them, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” (1 Kings 18:21).
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