The Holman Bible Dictionary gives a thorough explanation concerning the definition of the English word “heart,” when it states: The heart is the center of the physical, mental, and spiritual life of humans. This contrasts to the normal use of kardia (“heart”) in Greek literature outside the Scriptures. The New Testament follows the Old Testament usage when referring to the human heart in that it … Continue reading The Heart of Our New Creation In Christ
There are so many directions one can choose to follow within the world. As I read blogs written within the “God” category on WordPress, I see so many different belief systems. Not only do I see denominations, or divisions within the Christian faith, I see heresies of many kinds. I observe things that are written nowhere within Scripture, and also things that are false according … Continue reading What Are We Truly Hearing?
At times, I sit and wonder what this life is truly all about. As I sit under the dark skies of the evening, observing the thousands of visible stars, I wonder just what we are. Knowing that what is visible is less than a small fraction of the infinite universe is so incredibly mysterious. We have such a limited understanding of all of this infinite … Continue reading Limited
I’m not really sure? Is there any way I can live my life doing what is pleasing to the Lord, being sure that I’m still saved when I sin? There are two different ways nearly all believers (Christ followers) answer this question. Too many sins = hell. Or, we are saved no matter how terrible we are. I’m not sure which one is correct? I’ve … Continue reading “My Way Or The Highway,” Said The Woman.
It sometimes amazes me to the point of laughter listening to people come up with explanation to where we came from. The wild ideas that people have. The perfect beliefs that keep them motivated. The pride that secretes from their every pore and orifice. Don’t get me wrong, I have my own ideas and wonder, but to say for sure where we came from, to … Continue reading Simplicity
I am not a great theologian, but there are certain things that were realized as I read His Word this morning. The Rich Young Man 16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one … Continue reading In Our Place
Jeremiah 17:9 reads… The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? – (NLT) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? – (KJV) Crooked is the heart above all things, And it is incurable — who doth know it? – (YLT) Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, (Jeremiah 17:5-11) … Continue reading Squeezing Righteousness From A Deceitful Heart