Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

The Apostle Paul certainly had plenty of reason for concern about the doctrinal steadfastness of the Galatian Christians (cf. Galatians 1:1-5:16); nevertheless, he would not neglect the opportunity to exhort them regarding the practice ofContinue reading

To Tarshish!

The Word of YHWH came to Jonah ben Amittai: go to Nineveh and cry against it; their wickedness had ascended before Him (Jonah 1:1-2). Among the “minor prophets” Jonah is unique: most of the bookContinue reading

Man, Minute and Majestic

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers / The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained What is man, that thou art mindful of him? / And the son of man,Continue reading

Division

But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care forContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

The Apostle Paul well understood that maintaining an understanding of the truth of God in Christ, and upholding that truth, was very important (Galatians 1:1-5:16). And yet such an understanding must inform the Christian’s practice,Continue reading

Quietly Waiting for the Day

YHWH had spoken; His Day would soon come upon His people and upon the world. Habakkuk would now sing and wait. Habakkuk had complained to YHWH regarding the injustice pervasive in the land of IsraelContinue reading

Eschatology of the Creation

What is going to happen to the creation once the Lord Jesus returns? For many the answer to the question would seem simple: it will be completely destroyed! The creation is reserved for fire andContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering

The Apostle Paul remained greatly worried about how the Galatian Christians so suddenly were being tempted to pursue a different “gospel,” one based on the works of the Law and not in faith in ChristContinue reading

Keep Silent Before YHWH

Habakkuk stood at his watch and waited for an answer from YHWH. The answer would come, and it would resonate for generations. The prophet Habakkuk looked upon a sinful Judah and wondered if God wouldContinue reading