Haiku Poem: Freedom In Christ

When you trust in GodDespite your circumstancesYou will find freedom. We live in a broken world. It is difficult to trust in God during suffering and hardship. However, despite your circumstances, when you trust in God, you will find freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 states: "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 10

Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit... Continue Reading →

Psalm 20: Praying Through The Psalms

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion (Ps. 20:1-2). Heavenly Father, we know you answer our prayers. The Hebrew word here, יַֽעַנְךָ֣ , means that you testify, answer,... Continue Reading →

Should Christians Abstain From Drinking Alcohol?

I believe it is wise for Christians to abstain from drinking alcohol. This doesn't mean alcohol is a sin. Nor does it mean that believers can't have a beer or glass of wine. The Bible only condemns drunkenness (Prov. 23:29-35; Eph. 5:18). However, I do believe it is prudent to abstain from alcohol for many... Continue Reading →

Poem: Hey Pharaoh—Let My People Go!

Don't treat Hebrews subhuman! If you don't let my people go Your city will lie in ruins. The Lord my God says so. Pharaoh laughed---I have my own gods. They will serve and protect me. My magicians create snakes from rods. I will not let your people go free. Then 10 plagues will surely arise... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Clay In The Hands of God

You are the Potter.We are the clay you have made.A Divine image. God is the potter and we are the clay. He has shaped and formed us into the divine image. The Bible declares this truth in Genesis 1:26: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 9

 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel. Chapters 9-11 of the Book of... Continue Reading →

Psalm 19: Praying Through The Psalms

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge (Ps 19:1-2). Heavenly Father, the heavens declare your glory. The word declare in Hebrew, מְֽסַפְּרִ֥ים, means to take account of or reckon. There is this divine assurance... Continue Reading →

Why Does God’s Providence Matter Today?

The providence of God matters today. Providence is defined as "the protective care and guidance of God." Providence encompasses God's sovereignty to continually uphold, guide, and care for his creation (Dan. 4:35; Prov. 16:33; Rom 8:28). His intimate involvement in creation expresses this notion of being a relational God. Philippians 4:19 states this well: "And... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: The Brilliant Creator

The Creator madeFish, stars, trees, lakes, birds, dogs, seas. Also---you and me. The Creator is an artist. He brilliantly crafted the visible universe. All the fish in the sea and land animals were designed by God's providential mind. The distant galaxies and stars---he fashioned for the world to see. Not only did He create the... Continue Reading →

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