Psalm 107 celebrates two related themes: Yahweh’s covenant love and his salvation. The opening verses set the tempo: “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has
The living can’t feast on death things. Only the dead can feast on the dead. The lives of those who are in the world will be destroyed while the lives of those who are in God will abide forever.
Having given the general mark of a Christian, someone who walks as Christ walked, John now expands on that principle with an old commandment, which takes on a new significance with the coming of the Holy Spirit. In addition, he lays down some fundamental assumptions
One of my regular prayers is the one written in Ephesians 3:16–19. Having reminded the Ephesian church that they were a divinely created household, Paul immediately begins to tell them that “for this reason” (3:1) he prayed for them. Though he interrupts himself mid-sentence, he