• Never Give Up

    2 Thessalonians 3:13

    Are you growing weary of doing the right thing, of laboring diligently without receiving a reward? If so, you should know that this experience is common. At such times, we need to remember Paul’s words in 2 Thessalonians 3:13 that ...Read More

  • Nehemiah Rescues the Poor

    Nehemiah 5

    God’s law is given to redeemed people as a delight (Ps. 119:97). When people use the law to put burdens on us that cannot be fulfilled, the law is being used improperly. Nehemiah worked to apply the law properly and ...Read More

  • The Glory of Jael

    Judges 4:17–24; 5:24–31

    It can be easy to think that we must possess great skills in order to be used by the Lord to do great things for His kingdom. The example of Jael, however, shows us that God can use ordinary, common ...Read More

  • Rahab Trusts the God of Israel

    Joshua 2

    If the God of Israel is the omnipotent God of the heavens and earth, then our only hope for safety from His righteous wrath is in Him. That is why the appropriate response to the fear we have of God ...Read More

  • Obedience to Civil Authorities

    Romans 13:1–7

    Civil authorities do not have to be perfect or even Christian for us to obey them. We are to obey even the mandates we consider silly or onerous if doing so does not require us to break God’s law. In ...Read More

  • Giving God and Government Their Due

    Mark 12:13–17

    That Caesar has things that belong to him does not mean that he has a right to everything that he claims for himself. Believers give to God the things that are God’s, and what belongs to Him is supreme authority ...Read More

  • Christ’s Law-Based Ethic

    Matthew 5:21–26

    Christians are ambassadors of Christ, representatives of His sovereign reign over creation. As such, we have a special responsibility to represent our Lord’s actual teaching. The only way we can do that is through careful study of our Savior’s words. ...Read More

  • Situational Ethics

    Exodus 21:28–32

    Sinners justify all manner of ungodly decisions by appealing to what they think love compels them to do. That is a grave error. We are not autonomous creatures who can be laws unto ourselves with respect to figuring out what ...Read More

  • God’s Law in Nature

    Romans 2:14–15

    People try but fail to suppress the voice of natural law on their consciences. Any reminder of that law is anathema to them because they exert such strenuous efforts to silence the voice of conscience. As we call attention to ...Read More

  • Our Ethical Basis

    Judges 21:25

    Dr. R.C. Sproul notes that Christian ethics are theonomic, that is, governed by God’s law. This does not mean the church is called to institute a theocracy in the civil realm. It does mean that no correct ethical decision ...Read More

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