The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all. Psalm 103:19 NASB Sovereignty – What has YHVH established in the heavens? His throne. What does that mean? Ah, now you must be very careful with your answer. If you read the text according to the NASB translation, you will […]

When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.” Genesis 19:15 NASB Punishment – Something happened about the time of the Babylonia captivity. The principal word for “sin” changed. Hatta’t was replaced by […]

Thy kingdom come  Matthew 6:10 Come – We know that God’s Kingdom is not a physical place.  The Greek word basileia is about reign and rule, not palaces and courtyards.  God’s Kingdom is revealed wherever His servants and citizens live according to His government.  But what does it mean to pray, “Your Kingdom come?”  Hasn’t it already arrived when we […]

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 […]

And John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with us.” Luke 9:49  NASB With us – Who is with us?  That is the first question of denominational Christianity.  Who will conform to our dogmas, our doctrines?  […]

And, behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward with Me, to render to each as his work is. Revelation 22:12 Render – If you really think about this verse, doesn’t it seem just a bit odd?  After all, are we really expecting a reward for our faithfulness?  And aren’t we rescued by grace?  Do […]