I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate;  1 Timothy 6:13  NASB Good confession – Paul gives orders to Timothy.  Those orders still govern us because we are volunteers committed to the same way of life Paul […]

“Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  Matthew 5:48  NASB Perfect – Yeshua’s demand seems perfectly reasonable, right?  You and I can be perfect, can’t we?  God demands it.  We are accountable.  Therefore, we should do it. When I was much younger, this verse scared me to death.  I knew […]

The One forming light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these. Isaiah 45:7  NASB Calamity – If God is sovereign, then why is there evil?  How can a good God allow evil in the world? If you’ve never struggled with these questions, perhaps you haven’t read […]

Woe to those who say to evil, good; and to good, evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) Evil/Good – What characterizes the ethics of the world more than this?  “Evil is good, good is evil.”  At some level, most […]