Backward verse of the day (#9)

9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. James 1:9-10 …has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to […]

Backward verse of the day (#8)

1 Peter 3:9 9Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. On the practical side of backwards theology is how Christians are to respond to the various evils in the world. Jesus was our ultimate example […]

Backward verse of the day (#7)

The book of 1 Peter has several backwards commands for us. The gospel reverses our suffering; turning it from a moment of shame and pain into an opportunity for rejoicing. When we suffer unjustly, we share uniquely in the unjust sufferings of Christ. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are […]