• The Threat of Apostasy

    Hebrews 6:4–6

    If we are Christians long enough, we will see some people who seemed to be believers reject the faith. However, we cannot see the heart, so we do not know who has committed final apostasy or who is in a ...Read More

  • The Restrainer

    2 Thessalonians 2:5–7

    Over the centuries, many people have sought to identify the Antichrist and have developed theories as to who he is and when he will come. It is worthwhile to try to figure out who Paul might be thinking of when ...Read More

  • The Son of Destruction

    2 Thessalonians 2:3–4

    It is important to note that regardless of whether there is one final Antichrist who comes before Jesus returns, the “spirit of antichrist” has been in the church since the first century. We are warned about this in 1 John ...Read More

  • Putting Away the Foreign Wives

    Ezra 10:1–17

    Today’s passage is difficult, so we are thankful that we have more revelation under the new covenant with respect to marriage and divorce. If a believer’s spouse does not trust in Jesus, he or she should not divorce the unbelieving ...Read More

  • An Unusual Text

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  • Saul’s Final Rejection

    1 Samuel 28:3–25

    Scripture is clear that the people of God may not take part in necromancy, sorcery, and other dark arts. Saul’s example shows us that when we play with such things, we open ourselves up to great danger. We must stay ...Read More

  • David Deceives Achish

    1 Samuel 27:1–28:2

    It is hard to know how to evaluate David’s actions in today’s passage. If they were sinful, let us note that David still accomplished good for Israel by defeating many of the nation’s enemies. Sometimes we put ourselves in certain ...Read More

  • The Disciples’ Confusion

    John 16:16–19

    Sometimes we may find ourselves confused by something Jesus says or by something else recorded in Scripture. At such times, we must remember that the problem is not the Scriptures but us. Sometimes we read something that is hard to ...Read More

  • The Woman Caught in Adultery

    John 7:53–8:6

    Deuteronomy 16:20 stresses that the judges in ancient Israel were to pursue justice and only justice. The religious authorities who brought the adulterous woman before Jesus didn’t care about justice, for they went after the woman only and not the ...Read More