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September 2, Galatians 2

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      1 comments

We are justified only by faith. It's sometimes hard for people to grasp this idea, even Christians try to work their way to God. We can't do it, no-one can be justified by the Law as we are all sinners. The old line Jews of the day wanted beli... Read more

September 1, Galatians 1

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      0 comments

Another chapter warning about false teachings. The topic comes up so ofter that there must be something to it. Certainly today we can see false teachings. Also note that Paul spent three years studying before preaching. We're not told what h... Read more

August 31, 2 Corinthians 13

Monday, August 31, 2015      0 comments

In this final chapter of 2 Corinthians Paul gives a warning to get things together before he comes again. He says something powerful in verse 5, examine yourselves. In the Via De Cristo/Crucillo movement we have an expression called examinatio... Read more

August 30, Numbers 15

Sunday, August 30, 2015      0 comments

God is establishing laws about offerings and sacrifices but the part that stands out to me is the unintentional sin. I don't think I've ever committed an intentional sin, they're all premeditated. It's not like just walking along and suddenly ... Read more

August 29, Numbers 14

Saturday, August 29, 2015      0 comments

We look again at this familiar story of the spies that went into Canaan. I could understand how a person that has never seen God do miracles would have trouble believing, but these people have seen so much and still don't believe. The more I s... Read more

August 28, 2 Corinthians 12

Friday, August 28, 2015      0 comments

Paul saw heaven and if we count years backward it was fairly early in his ministry. Odd that we don't hear of it for so many years. As with so many other things it makes me wonder why. Perhaps he was constrained not to speak of it. Maybe he wa... Read more

August 27, 2 Corinthians 11

Thursday, August 27, 2015      1 comments

Paul speaks here about false apostles. It's unfortunate but true that whenever people see a way to make a profit there will be some to exploit others for personal gain. There are today many false teachers, the problem being, as Paul indicates, ... Read more

August 26, 2 Corinthians 10

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      1 comments

When we read stories of different bible characters we'll make mental images of what they look like. The stories of Paul's exploits and the letters he writes might make him seem intimidating. His letters can be bold and sometimes abrupt. But in... Read more

August 25, 2 Corinthians 9

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      1 comments

Another chapter on giving, this is a commitment to a mission pledge. Paul is bragging on them for the pledge yet he's also hedging his bets by sending people before he arrives to ensure the pledge. The principle of sowing and reaping reference... Read more

August 24, 2 Corinthians 8

Monday, August 24, 2015      3 comments

Paul speaks about giving, I won't argue if we are to tithe or not, the original reason of the tithe is lost today. But God does call us to give, and as Paul says here according to our means. To me that means some should give significantly more... Read more

August 23, Numbers 13

Sunday, August 23, 2015      0 comments

This is a commonly repeated story of how the spies go into the land and only two believe that God will give it to them. It is amazing that after they've seen God do so many things, destroyed the Egyptians, provides shelter and food every day an... Read more

August 22, Numbers 12

Saturday, August 22, 2015      3 comments

Here is a great example of God's sense of humor and a lesson on racism. Miriam and Aaron are speaking against Moses because of the race of his wife. Moses had such a great relationship with God that God spoke directly with Moses. There is cer... Read more

August 21, 2 Corinthians 7

Friday, August 21, 2015      2 comments

The purpose of this blog is to stimulate enough interest for people to go read the chapter of the day. I hope people do that before reading here. If you haven't, go read the chapter and come back. Now look at verse 5 again. Paul was afraid. ... Read more

August 20, 2 Corinthians 6

Thursday, August 20, 2015      3 comments

Paul cautions against being yoked with unbelievers. This refers to a commitment and obligation, such as a business partner or a marriage. It does raise an issue in the case where both parties are pagans and one comes to Christ. Certainly a ma... Read more

August 19, 2 Corinthians 5

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      1 comments

We who are in Christ are new creations, but right now this is more internal and spiritual than physical. I know there have been a lot of attitude changes in my life, still a lot of areas that could use work. Paul says that this tent we live in... Read more

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