Truly This Was The Son of God

Every believer carries a measure of the guilt for Jesus’ death. If it were not for our willful disobedience to God’s perfect Law, we would have no need of a Savior. We acknowledge in song that it was our hands that drove the spikes into His’ and sometimes speak about driving the nails into Jesus’ hands every time we sin. We speak figuratively, of course, knowing that although we were not present at the time of His death, we bear …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Ten

This is part ten in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn wisdom and discernment from this portion of God’s Word. Yesterday I learned that wisdom and folly both call for my attention and in so-doing they often use similar methods to try to gain my attention. I also learned that a wise man will appreciate being rebuked but a foolish man will hate anyone who attempts to correct his foolishness. …

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31 Days of Wisdom – Day Nine

This is part nine in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of this study is to learn what God has to say in this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday I learned that wisdom and foolishness are wholly incompatible, as wisdom is unable to express any form of foolishness or perversity. I also learned that earthly rulers are to use wisdom to form the basis of their decisions and judgments and that wisdom existed with God …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Eight

This is part eight in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of this study is to learn what God has to say in this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday I learned that wisdom is to complement, not contradict, God’s laws to form a pure, godly life. I am to guard my heart against sin, realizing that once my heart has turned, my mind and body will follow. Proverbs 8 is an incredible poem that personifies …

The Passion Pays Off

The Passion of the Christ took in over $50 million this weekend to move past the $200 million mark in just 12 days. What was once thought to be a $30 million risk has turned into a bona fide blockbuster. But the box office is not the only place where money is rolling in. The State features an article about Passion-related merchandising. Bob Siemon Designs, which created the nail pendant and Passion crucifix, has employees working extra shifts to try …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Seven

This is part seven in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn wisdom and discernment from God through this book. Yesterday I learned that I am never to give up control of my life by assuming the financial security of a friend and saw how God can teach me through anything in His creation, even the tiniest of creatures. I also learned that God hates discord and malice and will not …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Six

This is part six in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn what God would teach me through this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday’s topic was the perils of adultery and the wisdom of living a sexually pure life. I learned that everyone faces the lure of sexual temptation, both the wise and foolish. I learned that I am to fight this temptation by making my wife my delight and …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Five

This is part five in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn what God would teach me through this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday I learned the importance of imparting wisdom to my children and ensuring that wisdom is passed from generation to generation. I also learned that wisdom and foolishness are constantly battling to form who I am and how I express myself through words and actions. Today’s chapter …

The Devil’s Child (A Passion Topic)

Many people have emailed me or posted comments on this site wondering about the significance of the disfigured baby Satan is holding during the scourging of Jesus. Christianity Today puts the controversy to rest in this article. “Please explain the symbolism in the scene showing Satan holding a bald baby. Thank you.” That’s just one of dozens of e-mails we’ve received in the last few days, asking about a surreal scene in The Passion of The Christ where Satan is …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Four

This is part four in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn wisdom and discernment from this book. Yesterday’s passage spoke about the blessings of wisdom. We saw how God blesses those who diligently seek for wisdom and how nothing in the entire world compares with the value of wisdom. The fourth chapter of Proverbs is divided into three sections, each of which is given as an instruction from a father …