Two Amazing Truths the Bible Says about Itself

I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah, and there have been many moments where I’ve stopped and thought, Wow. You just cannot read the book of Isaiah without feeling awe for God’s power, shame for humanity’s foolishness and sin, and praise for the Messiah who, from our future perspective, fulfilled the promises Isaiah made about Him. One of the many elements in this book … Continue reading Two Amazing Truths the Bible Says about Itself

What Makes Me Angry, and What Makes God Angry

God is love. That is His Nature and His love is not provoked,” writes Colin Smith in chapter 42 of Open. He continues: “But God’s anger is different… The Bible never tells us that God is wrath. It tells us that He is slow to anger (Psalm 103:8).” I fall so short of God’s holiness! I’m quick to anger, and I have to be provoked … Continue reading What Makes Me Angry, and What Makes God Angry

Four Ways We Act as if Death is King

Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. (1 John 3:13-14) Love is an essential component of the Christian life. Due to Christ’s work on the cross, as John says, we have “passed out of death into life.” As Christians, … Continue reading Four Ways We Act as if Death is King

Behold the Faithfulness of Our Savior

Faithfulness is often a target for our modern culture. Being in the same place for a long time apparently means you lack initiative, aspiration, or innovation. Some people assume that being in the same relationship with the same person for your whole life is just plain wrong. And many distrust anyone who is too committed to one worldview. But from the outset of the Bible, … Continue reading Behold the Faithfulness of Our Savior