I Will Be With You

April 14, 2019
Israel is headed to Canaan, a land filled with terrifying giants, violent culture, and established nations, and violent culture. God has given Israel just laws and a celebratory calendar, but…

Rest & Rejoice

April 7, 2019
God is eternal, the Lord of time: “You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance” (Ps. 65:11). He gave mankind a weekly Sabbath in creation,…

Truth & Goodness

March 31, 2019
In order to work, interact, plan, grow and thrive, we must have the truth. So we never tell “just a lie.” To lie to someone is an act of war,…

Justice for All

March 24, 2019
God is not only just, but justice itself. The prophet Jeremiah spoke of the coming king and messiah who would rid Israel of evil shepherds and establish faithful ones: “In…
God created us to love Him with everything all the time--all of our heart, soul, mind and strength—which means that it’s possible to do so. What does loving God have…

Lex Talionis

March 10, 2019
If you’re not a Christian or have not read the Old Testament, you might wonder why these laws are in the Bible. It’s a lot of detail, not easy to…
This section of Exodus is called the Book of the Covenant, and it consists of laws that govern Israel in line with God’s holy character. Right at the beginning is…

Drawing Near to God

February 24, 2019
We come to the end of the Ten Commandments, God’s covenant law given to His redeemed people. Israel responds with fear and faith. Moses mediates in the thick darkness and…

Covetousness

February 17, 2019
The tenth commandment can seem less important than the others, as if we began with no other gods and finish with no donkeys. But this commandment is the only one…

Love the Truth

February 3, 2019
How important is the truth? Is there such a thing as truth? Michael Foucault believed that truth-claims are really just power plays. But if this is true, then it isn’t,…

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