• The Foundations of Ethics

    Judges 21:25

    People may deny that there is a fixed standard of right and wrong for everyone, but if they really believed this, they would not get upset when their property is stolen or when someone hurts one of their loved ones. ...Read More

  • The Most Powerful Force

    Ephesians 1:3-4

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  • Seeking Contentment

    Hebrews 13:5–6

    Augustine of Hippo comments on today’s passage: “Put your hand in the purse in such a way that you release your heart from it.” Christians may gain and enjoy their wealth, but they must always do so with a loose ...Read More

  • Honoring Marriage

    Hebrews 13:4

    Our modern culture makes it difficult to keep the marriage bed undefiled. Yet, with the help of the Holy Spirit, Christians can and must bring honor to the marriage bed. One way to keep from defiling the marriage bed is ...Read More

  • Remembering Prisoners

    Hebrews 13:3

    Hebrews 13:3 reminds us of our responsibility regarding Christians who have been imprisoned for their faith, as well as those who have been mistreated for being believers. Often, such things take place far away, but that does not mean we ...Read More

  • Hospitality to Angels

    Hebrews 13:2

    A willingness to show hospitality insofar as we are able is an important part of obeying the Lord. It also helps us grow in the virtue of love. As we get to know Christian strangers better, we learn how to ...Read More

  • Continuing Brotherly Love

    Hebrews 13:1

    Do other Christians know that we love them? What evidences can we find in our lives that we love them? Since love is not a mere inward affection, it always bears fruit in action. Believers give of their time, money, ...Read More

  • God Is Holy

    Isaiah 6:1-5

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  • Acceptable Worship of God

    Hebrews 12:26–29

    Noted evangelical scholar F.F. Bruce writes, “Reverence and awe before his holiness are not incompatible with grateful trust and love in response to his mercy.” God remains a consuming fire, so we must revere Him even under the new ...Read More

  • Heeding the One Who Speaks

    Hebrews 12:25

    It is possible to belong to the new covenant in a merely external fashion. Today, the church is a mixed body consisting of both true believers and those who falsely profess faith (Matt. 13:24–30). Judgment for those who belong to ...Read More