Blog Posts on Tough Texts
Sometimes the Lord Slays His Loved Ones
Some people are by nature tough, blunt, matter-of-fact, unsentimental. Others are tender, warm, soft-spoken, emotionally sensitive. Some, amazingly, are a mixture. In general, what makes these different folks feel loved is very different.
Being assessed by these different people can…Continue Reading
Why God Makes Understanding Difficult
Let Them Be Like the Snail That Dissolves to Slime
Psalm 58 is an imprecatory psalm. David asks God to tear out the fangs of his enemies, blunt their arrows, melt them like a snail in the sun.
We sometimes stumble at these psalms because Jesus said, “Love your enemies,…Continue Reading
Unconditional Is the Ground of Conditional
Some Bible passages make crystal clear what we must not assume when reading other Bible passages. For example, consider Exodus 33:13 where Moses prays to God,
If I have found favor in your sight,
please show me now your…
There Are No Surprise Sins
One of the mercies of God that keeps me believing in him is that none of the events of history or of the news today, which seem to contradict God’s character, contradict God’s Word.
In other words, there are no…Continue Reading