Tag Archives: death

Paying Attention

“‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”  Matthew 22:32  NASB The living – “Scarcely anywhere else on earth has the mystery of death so moved and fascinated people as in the valley of the… Read More »

Inheriting the Whirlwind

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature,… Read More »

The Look

I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.  Psalm 101:3  NASB Worthless – Does David’s declaration match your vision?  David declares that no beliya’al will come before him.  If we’re going to follow David’s devotion, we must know what… Read More »

Buy Back

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  Galatians 4:4-5  NASB Redeem – “It is not enough to have met a word in… Read More »

For This Purpose

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”  John 12:32  NASB Will draw – First we need some background.  Back up one verse and see how the opening statement fits this conclusion.  “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast… Read More »

What Law Is That?

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.  Romans 8:2  NASB Law of sin and death – It should be no surprise by now that Paul uses the Greek word nomos in a variety of ways.  Sometimes he uses it… Read More »

What Must Be Done

“And God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.”  Acts 2:24  NASB End – In the end, the ultimate question of life is death.  In fact, every human philosophy and religion must deal with the ubiquity of death. … Read More »

Something Missing

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.  1 Corinthians 15:22  NASB In – We’ve looked at the difference between reading this preposition (en) as the material cause or the efficient cause.  I know, it’s complicated.  Maybe you had to read it a few times to see the… Read More »


He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.  Mark 12:27 ESV You are quite wrong – The central theme of the Bible is life!  Everything about God’s instructions, everything about the concern with sin, everything about deliverance and redemption is about living!  Perhaps we semi-unconsciously know this, but… Read More »