We can learn so much from the Scriptures when we leave the word alone. I understand why we may find it necessary, sometimes, to rephrase the Scriptures to understand it better; however, so often we lose the most important elements. We would do better, I believe, to let the Father’s inspired word stand on its own and adjust our understanding to it, rather than adjust the word to fit our understanding.
Consider this example that a friend posted today:
Furthermore, we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with his purpose. (Romans 8:28, CJB) Continue reading →
An ongoing and perhaps long-standing debate wrestles with the question, “Is accuracy or readability more important?” Frankly, the question tells much about the theologians and scholars who are debating it. Continue reading →
When the Apostle Paul wrote his first letter to the Thessalonians, they were newly recovering from paganism, and they were being severely persecuted by people who were once their “friends.” Paul didn’t encourage the new believers in Yeshua the Messiah to convert anyone…quite the opposite; he set up a three-point instruction for a lifestyle that would keep them out of trouble and establish them as lights in the midst of the darkness surrounding them. Continue reading →
Nothing escapes our Father’s attention. not only that, but He has already provided for any and every eventuality. The Father is omniscient, after all, which means He knows everything, the end from the beginning. Continue reading →
When God moves, He moves quickly. There’s no time to hang back, drag our heels, or think that He’s going to take a number in our “waiting room” while we “work out our stuff.” He’s NOT waiting…he’s MOVING! We’re invited to go with Him; to “set out” at His command, just like the children of Israel set out when the cloud lifted. Continue reading →