2 Samuel 12:1–6 (ESV) – 1 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man … Continue reading Personal Blind Spots
Psalm 24:3–6 (ESV)3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and … Continue reading Who Shall Ascend the Hill of the Lord?
Nahum 1:2–6 (ESV)2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, … Continue reading The Attributes of God: Wrath
Psalm 145:8–9 (ESV)8 The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.9 The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. What do we mean when we say … Continue reading The Attributes of God: Gracious
Luke 6:35–36 (ESV)35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the … Continue reading The Attributes of God: Mercy
This post is part of the series The Names of God. Leviticus 20:7–8 (ESV) — 7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. 8 Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who … Continue reading The Names of God: YHWH Mekaddishkem
Reading the Word Ecclesiastes 7:19–22 (ESV)19 Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.21 Do not take … Continue reading Too Much Information
Reading the Word “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word What is the usual response to doing something wrong? We try to … Continue reading Concealing Our Sin
Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain. You can read more about Robert after the article below. Psalm 124:1–8 (ESV)1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now … Continue reading Escape!
Reading the Word “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word I do not know about you, but holding my tongue is hard to do. When someone … Continue reading A Soft Answer