Covering Evil

(καλύπτει in 1 Peter)Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Pe 4:8 (NASB). 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... 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 →

Finding the Way

If God embodied both good and evil, yin and yang, in a duality of opposing or complimentary absolutes, eternally competing for supremacy to form an ersatz harmonious balance, how could we tell his ethical children apart? If the same admixture of natures was given in his image to be a part of who we are, how would we... Continue Reading →

Times Of Trouble (part 2) What Job Lost

I was tramping around down by the creek that runs at the back of our property in mid-March of this year and was surprised to discover a sudden hint of green amidst the dismal shades of brown and tan comprising the late winter landscape. The ground was still frozen as the temperatures had hovered below... Continue Reading →

A Match Made in Heaven

Our Relationships are special gifts from God, each having its own unique dynamics of temperament and disposition. During the holiday season, we are regularly confounded in our attempts to restore or renew our familial and fraternal connections. Oftentimes, it is those close associations that are the most difficult, and that require the most effort to... Continue Reading →

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