• The Revealer

    Psalm 119:105

    All of us have asked the question: What is God’s will for my life? This query is usually posed when we are selecting a vocation or spouse. Specific answers to these questions for each individual are not given in Scripture, ...Read More

  • The Righteousness of God by Faith

    Philippians 3:7–9

    Not all of us tried to earn our way to God by the Mosaic law before knowing Christ. Probably, most of us just sought to do the good we could, hoping it would outweigh our bad deeds. Regardless, we had ...Read More

  • Seeking God’s Statutes

    Psalm 119:153–160

    We will not be saved by our own keeping of the law, for we are sinners and cannot keep the law perfectly. However, exposure to the law of God is necessary for salvation, for it is by the law that ...Read More

  • Severed from Christ

    Galatians 5:2–4

    Martin Luther says that Galatians 5:2 “is a touchstone, whereby we may most certainly and freely judge all doctrines, works, religions, and ceremonies of all men.” Any of these that promise righteousness and salvation through them are to be soundly ...Read More

  • Shadow Versus Substance

    Colossians 2:16-17

    We might envy the old covenant saints because we do not usually see great seas parted, manna falling from heaven, and other “spectacular” displays of God’s power. But we are in a far better position than the old covenant saints, ...Read More

  • Showing Our Love for Christ

    John 14:15

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that “the one who loves Jesus subordinates his own desires to those of the Lord.” Our love for Christ does not merit salvation, and neither does keeping His commandments. But keeping ...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 Source of Defilement

    Mark 7:14–19

    God is not primarily concerned about external matters; He is most concerned about our hearts. External actions often manifest inner realities, but it is also true that we can act in a way that does not match the true thoughts ...Read More

  • Speculating about the Christ

    John 7:25–31

    God made the Sabbath for our sake (Mark 2:27), which means we should not hesitate to do what is good and what produces health on the Lord’s Day. Although the Lord’s Day is a day of rest and worship, it ...Read More

  • Submission to Authority

    1 Peter 2:13–14

    That we must obey earthly authorities unless they command us to do something God forbids or forbid us to do something God commands is an easy principle to memorize but hard to apply. Before we disobey a lawful authority, we ...Read More

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