But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.  Psalm 130:4  ESV May be feared – YHWH pardons!  Rejoice!  YHWH is salah.  I can be straightened. But this is no surprise to the serpent, and he is prepared to manipulate YHWH’s pardon for his purposes.  Never underestimate the craftiness of the yetzer ha’ra.  […]

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.  Philippians 4:8  NASB Honorable – What does Mark 7:7 have to do with Isaiah 29:13 […]

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26 ESV Rodney Baker (Adelaide, Australia) has contributed several TW’s on Religion while I am in South Africa. Religious  – threskos. What a loaded word! A word that occurs only once in the […]

YHWH is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1 Fear – The children of Israel read the 27th Psalm in preparation for Rosh Hashanah. They do this as a matter of preparation for repentance (teshuvah from the verb shuv). Why is the 27th Psalm so important to the beginning of the […]

YHWH is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1 Fear – The question is rhetorical. The expected answer is “No one.” But that answer usually leaves out the one person that I really do fear. Even when no one else can bring me low because the Lord is my shepherd, there […]