When the psalmist cried out, “What shall I render to the Lord for all of his benefits to me?” the reply was, “I will lift the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord” (Psalm 116:12-13). ……Jesus gives us the gift of himself and we ask, “Now what can I render to … More What kind of gift does Jesus love to receive?
Bob Deffinbaugh’s comments on 2 Samuel 21- David’s dealings with the Gibeonites, at its roots, is a matter of keeping covenants. Israel had made a covenant with the Gibeonites. Even though this covenant was 400 years old, it was still to be honored. Saul broke that covenant by trying to rid the land of them. … More He is a covenant keeper
May 23 Galatians 5:1-12 (ESV) Christ Has Set Us Free 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again … More May 23 Galatians 5:1-12
May 23 Mark 15:33-41 (ESV) The Death of Jesus 33 And when the sixth hour  had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And some … More May 23 Mark 15:33-41
May 23 Psalm 116 (ESV) I Love the Lord 116:1 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on … More May 23 Psalm 116
May 23 2 Samuel 20-21 (ESV) The Rebellion of Sheba 20:1 Now there happened to be there a worthless man, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. And he blew the trumpet and said, “We have no portion in David, and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; every man to … More May 23 2 Samuel 20-21
In our passage in Galatians today (chapter 4) we read of our identity in Christ as sons of the “free woman.” What IS freedom, truly? John Piper has an analogy that demonstrates what true, full freedom means: Full freedom is what you have when no lack of opportunity, no lack of ability, and no lack … More Who are the freest people in the world?