• A Seal on the Heart and Arm

    Song of Solomon 8:6–7

    Today’s passage also describes love between husband and wife as the “flame of the Lord.” The covenant name Yahweh does not actually appear in the Hebrew; it is inferred from the -yah ending on the Hebrew word for flame. It ...Read More

  • The Sins of the Jews

    Romans 3:9-18

    Apart from Christ, all people are under sin (Rom. 3:9). Without Christ, people may still be good citizens. They may be nice neighbors. But they are under sin and not reconciled to God. We can appreciate them for their virtues, ...Read More

  • The First And Primary Cause

    Psalm 14:1a

    It is logically necessary that God exists. Because anything exists, there must be a first, primary cause of all else, and only the self-existent God of Scripture can fill that role. Only Christianity can offer true, ultimate meaning to people ...Read More

  • Isaiah Volunteers for Service

    Isaiah 6:8–13

    Matthew Henry writes, “Even the word of God oftentimes proves a means of hardening sinners.” This is seen most clearly in the ministry of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God Himself, whose parables were given to harden the hearts ...Read More

  • By Silvanus

    1 Peter 5:12–14

    Our study of 1 Peter has reminded us to base our lives on true doctrine so that we might stand firm for Jesus. Only as we remind ourselves of such things as our election (1 Peter 1:2–5), the power of ...Read More

  • Two Men See Jesus

    Luke 24:13-35

    It is easy to think that someone will believe if we can just amass enough evidence or make the best argument. God can and does use these means to bring people to faith, so we should be diligent in apologetics. ...Read More

  • The Source of Joy

    John 15:1–17

    Christ’s perfect joy in the Father will one day dwell in us as we dwell in Him. Of course, our flesh still battles against this, and thus our joy in the Lord will not be perfect before His return. Still, ...Read More

  • Why Faith?

    Ephesians 2:8-10

    In our justification, we are like beggars before God. All we present is an open hand, asking the Lord for His mercy and grace. Justifying faith is conscious that we deserve nothing but condemnation and does not try to make ...Read More

  • The Final Word

    Hebrews 1:1–2

    In the church today, we observe many who claim to have received revelation directly from God. Consider the emphasis the author of Hebrews places upon the superiority of Christ and His revelation to us. Praise God that He has revealed ...Read More

  • The Obedience Of One

    Romans 5:18-21

    The good news of the gospel is that Christ obeyed for us. He took upon Himself the yoke of the law, fulfilling it perfectly on our behalf. There is no righteousness of any creature that can be added to the ...Read More

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