For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 NASB Prepared beforehand – Please, no “predestination” theology here. What God has prepared beforehand (Greek proetoimasen) is “good works.” God has a plan(s) that include becoming like Him in all […]

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those who are without strength and not just please ourselves. Romans 15:1 Ought – First in the verse.  Yes, Sha’ul wants us to recognize the emphatic position of the word opheilo, so he puts it first.  “Ought and we the strong the weaknesses of […]