Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 14

Now accept one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions. 2 One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. 3 Don’t let him who eats despise him who doesn’t eat. Don’t let him who doesn’t eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Remember Those Who Are In Prison

"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering (Hebrews 13:3)." When I was in seminary, once a month my professor would visit the state penitentiary to preach the gospel. He would invite his students to join him... Continue Reading →

What Does The Bible Teach About Sleep And Rest?

According to the Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, only 60% of Americans are reported getting this recommended amount. This statistic is a cause for concern since medical studies have shown a correlation between lack of sleep and health problems. For example, around 75% of people... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 12

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and... Continue Reading →

What Does The Bible Teach About Tattoos?

Tattoos are more popular than ever before. Did you know that as many as 145 million Americans (44%) have a tattoo? According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of people getting tattoos are increasing 7.7% annually. Since this practice affects most of the culture, it's important to ask: What does the Bible say about... 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 →

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 →

Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 8

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 When a person is guilty of breaking the law---they are convicted of a crime. A conviction is the same as one who is... Continue Reading →

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