One more illustration: in Hebrews 12:12-13 the writer says, “Strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.” He is talking in images here of their spiritual … More Ask: Does it help me RUN the race!?
Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. Trusting in your own mind, in your own heart, is the opposite of trusting in the Lord. Look at the contrast: be a fool or be delivered. Remember the words of Proverbs 3:5 and 6? … More Pity the Fool
John Piper on Hebrews 9: So here we are in the modern age, the age of science, space travel—E-mail, heart transplants, instant replays, beepers, 911—and our problem is fundamentally the same as always: our consciences condemn us and make us feel unacceptable to God. We are alienated from God. We don’t feel good enough to … More The Only Answer
Warning: Life’s a dangerous journey. You will face the temptation to get off the narrow road, to go off-roading, where it looks more “fun.” However, if you start being envious of things that aren’t healthy for you, and envious of sinners, there is no future. You will have no hope for eternity. Proverbs 23:17-18 Let not your heart envy … More Don’t let your heart go there.
“Come now, let us reason  together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall … More Getting to know God through Isaiah’s eyes
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise. (Pro. 10:19) Jim Bordwine comments: This is such an interesting verse. It is a verse that serves as one of the foundational principles when it comes to understanding the Biblical doctrine of language, in general, and the use of … More Unavoidable Outcome
From the ESV Study Bible Online Num. 32:23 Your sin will find you out, that is, “you will suffer for your sin.” This statement assumes that God, in his providential knowledge and sovereign oversight of all things, always knows whether his people are faithful and will not endure unfaithfulness among them.
Look closely at Numbers and you will see a beautiful portrait of Jesus Christ! In Chapter 19, we read: Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and on which a yoke has never come. 3 And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and … More Jesus Christ, Our Red Heifer and MUCH MORE
Dr. John Piper preached through a sermon series on the book of Romans that spanned eight and a half years, and has preached 15 messages just from Chapter 3 of Romans! Here is a portion of one, “God Vindicated His Righteousness in the Death of Christ” that relates directly to Psalm 51 which we read today … More Is God’s Glory Cheap?
Biblical Leprosy: Shedding Light on the Disease that Shuns by Dr. Alan Gillen, found at the Answers in Genesis website: Disease is a constant reminder of just how much things have changed since God pronounced a curse on the earth. At first, everything was “very good,” but Adam’s sin brought death and decay into the world. … More Biblical Leprosy-Shedding Light on the Disease that Shuns