The Wonder of the New Covenant

I will make with them an everlasting covenant that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts that they may not turn from me. I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with...

Promises and Faith

This a strange time and we don’t know what we’re dealing with.  We only partially understand COVID-19.  It’s like a much worse version of the flu.  What will the shutdowns do to our prosperity?   We’re reminded of the Spanish Flu pandemic over...

Believing Promises

It was a ruined world, that ancient place where Abraham lived. Harsh, perverse, power-hungry, violent, and rebellious. The Lord’s universal verdict put it pretty plainly: “The intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen 8:21). It couldn’t have been more...

Understanding Proverbs

If you want a book of the Bible that’s practical, memorable, and accessible, you can’t do much better than Proverbs. For example: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (16:18). Nothing hard to grasp about that! But probe beneath the...