One thing that is interesting to consider in the New Testament is how many times issues of sexual purity are brought up by the authors. It is no secret that the early Roman and Greek cultures of the New Testament times were filled with a wide variety of sexual immorality. Their gods were immoral, and they were merely imitating their immorality. As people got saved, the need for sexual transformation was also communicated by the apostolic writers. The gospel seeks to change a
There are times in the life of a Christian when certain passages of Scripture become especially meaningful. One of those passages for me is Psalm 91:1-2, "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.'" The passage provides a promise to the person who chooses to dwell in the secret place of God, which speaks of the notion of closeness to hi
There are times in our Christian life when our way seems dark, the pathway unclear, and the circumstances bleak. Scripture truth is meant to help us in those times. When these situations are in our lives, it is easy for us to doubt God's character and ways. We doubt if he is really good; we doubt if he is really loving and kind; we doubt if his ways are right or needful. Yet Scripture points us to bedrock truth about God that we can never deny nor forget. For instance, Deuter
Gerhard Tersteegen was a German Reformed writer who lived in the 1700s. He wrote hymn texts, among other things, and this text is a wonderful prayer for God's people as we begin the New Year. May it encourage you and enrich your spirit today. Thou Hidden Love of God Thou hidden Love of God, whose height, Whose depth unfathomed no man knows, I see from far Thy beauteous light, And inly sigh for Thy repose; My heart is pained, nor can it be At rest till it finds rest in Thee. '