Backward verse of the day (#6)

Paul talks a great deal about “boasting.” Boasting for Paul though usually entails a sense of self-reliance before God, not a braggadocious spiritual arrogance. When Paul boasts, then, he wants to boast in the things that honor God and not himself. But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our […]

Why I Love the Resurrection

I love the resurrection. John 20:9 says this concerning the disciples on resurrection morning: “yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” The fact that Jesus must rise from the dead indicates a certain purpose and accomplishment entailed in the necessity. The resurrection points to an overall purpose in […]

Knowing God’s Will

I was struck recently while reading through 1 and 2 Corinthians with how many times the word conscience appeared in some form or another. It appears 8 times in 1 Corinthians, 3 times in 2 Corinthians, and 6 more times in the 2 books of Timothy and Titus, and 3 times in Romans. But what […]

Backward verse of the day (#5)

This text changed my life. 2 Cor 12:7-10. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that […]