Lately, I have been reading through the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah is a tremendous book full of God’s righteous wrath against sin, and His remarkable covenant mercy. If you’ve never read through this work before you are missing out on a classic. Jeremiah’s discusses many subjects, but especially addresses why Jerusalem was destroyed. We … More God is Just
One of my favorite things about God is that He is gracious. In fact, God reveals Himself to Moses as One who is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…” (Exodus 34:6 ESV) I don’t know about you, but I need to know more about these things. I think … More Grace and Justice
As a prophet, Jesus reveals to us the will of God for our salvation. In the Parable of the Weeds (Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43), Jesus helps us make sense of His sometimes-cryptic language found throughout His parables. We know that the Lord Jesus often employed parables, or visual stories with one big idea, to teach. In … More Look Beyond the Suffering
We undoubtedly live in a strange time. We live in such a period when it appears as if our present estate is doomed to change every morning. We have seen, in this week alone, the great upheaval of the norms of our society, whether you consider the arrest of two individuals at a Psalm-singing gather … More The Law of Christ is Compassionate
The book of Malachi is the very last book of our Old Testament. It's a rather short book, only four chapters, and yet thoroughly substantive in content. God and His perpetual covenant faithfulness is thrown into the spotlight, and is contrasted with the perpetual unfaithfulness of His people. God was actually wearied by His people! … More What Are You Waiting For?
Jesus is concerned with how you respond when other's wrong you. We've all been in a situation where someone has wronged us in some way. Perhaps we've had a boss who lives to make our life unbearable, or maybe even a family member who loves to see us squirm. Whether in these situations or others, … More Be Gracious