The Stupidity Of Unbelief – Part 2
There is nothing quite so stupid as someone attempting to do good works in order to earn God’s favour and acceptance (Matt 7:27, Job 9:20). Such behaviour is both unbelief and a severe form of ‘spiritual lunacy’ (Luke 24:25). Religious un-believers think that God’s standards are so low that He will accept any old decayed and fractured efforts as being equal to His own righteousness. If the poor man who is living like this knew himself as God does, he would no more try such nonsense than he would think of attempting to scale a sheer precipice using a piece of string in place of a rope.God Saved Me
A personal testimony of how I came to know Christ Jesus. I trust that the Holy Spirit will use this article to draw you to Christ if you’re still wandering.The Greatest Trading Post In The World
In the cross of Christ we find the greatest trading post in the world. There, our filthy robes of self-righteousness were traded for the robe of perfect righteousness. Our guilt was traded for entire forgiveness, our condemnation, traded for our justification. This is not a legal fiction for Christ has died as our substitute and has taken away our guilt by the shedding of His blood.True and Unimagined Peace
True and unimagined peace comes only as we understand God’s character. If we erroneously envision that our God is always angry and frowning then we will never know perfect peace. If we falsely picture that we always have to perform to gain His approval, then we will always be in an uproar. If we mistakenly imagine that God, having purchased us by His blood (Acts 20:28), will someday wither in His faithfulness and desert us (see Heb 13:5)—then we will be tossed to and fro by every circumstance. To enjoy true peace reigning in our hearts we need to be fastened firmly to the rock of the objective gospel and the revelation it gives us of God.How To Avoid Being A Burden On Our Families In Death
Many of us choose not to think about the ends of our lives, even though death is inevitable. But Solomon reminds us in Ecclesiastes 3:2 that there is “a time to be born and a time to die.” (NIV) Knowing this, we should be willing to be more proactive about this phase of our lives. As Isaiah shared with Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20:1, “This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die.”Cabala or Kabbalah?
Because Hebrew letters are ancient symbols that have little relevance to modern day script, the correct way to translate Hebrew words is nebulous, at least. For example, the letter Kof, the first letter of the Hebrew word Cabala or Kabbalah as it is spelled with a L, actually looks like the letter K; perhaps for this reason the rabbis endorsed this spelling of this ancient tradition they call the Kabbalah with a K verses Cabala with a C.What Financial Lessons Are We Teaching Our Children?
Knowing the value that has been placed on inheritances in the past, we should evaluate whether we are doing our part to carry on the ancient tradition. Are we not only respecting the value of our own inheritances, but also passing them on?Mistress of the Tribe
For 21st century members of the tribe the pristine concept of People of the Book is quickly becoming a misnomer. The book rapidly being replaced by cutting edge technology creating the Kindle, iPads and the Tablet are the new books, replacing the old mistress. True, they represent books to be read, but they also represent a sea change, a slow moving but gargantuan tsunami from the printed word to electronic micro technology and Internet usage. Up until the past decade or so the book was the means whereby classical knowledge was transmitted. This is no longer the case.Stop Toiling!
We worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, we’ll try again.” Peter Your toiling is over!To Be Rewarded By God, You Must First Seek Him Out
In Israel on October 7th, the Jewish people held a ceremony in honor of the Ten Days of Repentance at the Temple Mount where they cried out unto the Lord. In unison, men gathered last month as one voice due to the relentless terrorization facing the nation of Israel.The Coming of the Lamb and the Shepherd
The nativity scene is familiar to everyone. In that setting, there are two characters who point clearly to the purpose for the coming of the Christ child: the lamb and the shepherds.Heroic Shepherds
Shepherds are unlikely heroes. The shepherds of the Bible prepare the way for the coming of the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God.