Man’s Mind, God’s Knowledge

In his 1999 Book “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi” David Maraniss tells the immortal story of the first day of training camp in 1961 for the Green Bay Packers. When Coach Lombardi assembled his team that July day, this was their first time together on a football field since losing the... Continue Reading →

Fear and its Antidote

Mark 4:35–5:1"On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, 'Let us go across to the other side.' And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat,... Continue Reading →

Abiding In Christ

Instructed to Abide Jesus explained to the disciples that their ability to bear fruit depended on their proximity to him and his teaching. Using the metaphor of a vine and its branches, He instructed them to “Abide (Jo 15:4 (μείνατε - remain, stay) in Me, and I in you” (Jo 15:4). Just as abiding in... Continue Reading →

Covering Evil

πρὸ πάντων τὴν εἰς ἑαυτοὺς ἀγάπην ἐκτενῆ ἔχοντες, ὅτι ἀγάπη καλύπτει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν, 1 Pe 4:8. (Novum Testamentum Graece). The word ‘covers’ in 1 Peter 4:8 is a translation of the Greek verb καλύπτει (kaluptei) which is the present, active, indicative, third person, singular of the verb καλύπτω (kalúptō) the basic meaning being ‘to cover.’ ... Continue Reading →

The Battle for the Mind

'Proverbs' (מָשָׁל mā·šāl) means 'comparison' Proverbs 10:23–25 (NASB) 23 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding. 24 What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted. 25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But... Continue Reading →

The Fool in Proverbs

The word ‘fool’ is mentioned some 94 times in Proverbs in the NASB. The English word fool was used by a majority of translators for what are actually four different Hebrew words. Each has a slightly different emphasis as it is used in the context, describing a person devoid of wisdom and his (or her)... Continue Reading →

God’s Greatness

God’s greatness is on display throughout all creation: His creative power and genius are evident in ‘the works of His hands’[1], His great and abundant generosity are exhibited in His desire to “freely give us all things,” [2] and most clearly and unmistakably of all, His greatness and goodness are manifested by His marvelous grace in the salvation which... Continue Reading →

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