• The Wilderness Preacher

    Mark 1:4-6

    Jesus’ message to the Jews, and by extension to all people, is the same as John’s: Men and women can have a place in God’s kingdom only if they repent of their sins and turn to the Lord alone for ...Read More

  • The Fulfillment of Prophecy

    Mark 1:2-3

    Many believers neglect to study the Old Testament because they find it confusing or because they assume that it is less important to the Christian faith than the New Testament. As Mark’s gospel shows us, however, this is not the ...Read More

  • The Vine and the Branches

    John 15:1-11

    Jesus may use our difficulties to prune us and make us more fruitful. They also reveal those branches that were never really grafted into the vine, for under hardship, these branches will wither and die. But the faith of the ...Read More

  • All the Treasures of God’s Wisdom

    Colossians 2:1–5

    At various points in our study of the Wisdom Literature, particularly Psalm 119, we have noted our need for the Holy Spirit’s illumination for the Word of God to make us wise. This Spirit is a gift to us from ...Read More

  • The Blessing of Having the Lord God

    Psalm 144:9–15

    All people serve a god of some kind, but only those who know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior have the true Lord as their God. Everyone relates to God as He is as the Creator, but not all people ...Read More

  • The Fulfillment of Righteous Desire

    Proverbs 11:23

    Scripture often calls us to guard our hearts, and this is not only so that we can avoid sin and the discipline it brings but also so that we would cultivate love and the rewards that come with it. God ...Read More

  • The Right Time for Love

    Song of Solomon 3:5

    The potential for love and sex to steal, kill, and destroy is seen in the diseases, broken families, and shattered hearts that follow in the wake of adultery, abuse, and sexual intimacy outside of marriage. Thanks be to God, He ...Read More

  • Awaiting God’s Deliverance

    Proverbs 20:22

    Christians are to be known for their love for their enemies and for each other (Matt. 5:43–48; John 13:34–35), and such love does not seek vengeance for every wrong that is ever done to us. Of course, this is difficult, ...Read More

  • A Throne and Temple in Zion

    Psalm 132:11–18

    God’s promises to David are sure, and this is good news for us. Because Christ surely reigns over all creation, we will surely reign with Him as Scripture has told us (2 Tim. 2:12). This means that any defeat that ...Read More

  • A Commitment to Worship

    Psalm 132:1–10

    Augustine of Hippo comments on today’s passage: “Dost thou wish to be a place for the Lord? Be thou poor in spirit, and contrite, and trembling at the word of God, and thou wilt thyself be made what thou seekest.” ...Read More

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