Posts Categorized: Bible study

Psalm 137:8 – What You Have Done to Us

The Jews had a different perspective on the land of Israel than we do today in America.  God had promised them a homeland and a holy city.  For them, life and God were tied together in a way that we really can’t comprehend.  When they disobeyed God and suffered the consequences of destruction and dispersion…

1 Corinthians 8:9 – A Stumbling Block

Within the Christian community there are those with strong faith and those whose faith is weak.  The Apostle Paul was concerned about the right relationship between these two types of believers.  He knew that those who stood strong could do things that those of weaker convictions simply couldn’t do.  Paul related this contrast to the…

1 Corinthians 7:29 – The Appointed Time Has Grown Very Short

Because of the pagan lifestyle from which the church in Corinth emerged, Paul had much to teach them about living in holiness and righteousness.  They had immorality among them that they apparently didn’t recognize as such.  There were issues among some of the women in church exhibiting improper conduct by speaking out of turn.  What…

1 Corinthians 7:23 – Do Not Become Slaves of Men

An interesting dynamic has taken hold in the world that echoes ancient times.  It revolves around who is the master and who is the servant.  God is the grand creator; all beings have come forth from His creative Word.  As such, He alone is the master of all.  However, since the very beginning, those who…

1 Corinthians 6:9 – Do Not Be Deceived

Deception is the order of the day.  Everywhere we look, people are being deceived.  It results in fraud, i.e. people being cheated.  Yet they glory in it, making their own lives a shambles and the lives of others miserable.  What is it that brings forth such a condition? First and foremost is the rejection of…

1 Corinthians 5:13 – One Who Bears the Name of Brother

How shocked Paul was when he heard what was happening in his beloved church at Corinth!  He knew they were born again, but what in the world were they thinking?  How could they possibly countenance certain activities going on in their midst?  Paul minced no words.  They must deal with the sin in their congregation…

Psalm 119:104 – I Get Understanding

Psalm 119 is like the meditation of a faithful man who relates how he remains steadfast in the Lord.  In the psalm he describes his encounters with those who hate him, and the response that he gives and lives.  Because it’s a writing of the Old Testament, i.e. of the Old Covenant, we can miss…

1 Corinthians 3:15 – He Will Suffer Loss

There is an obliviousness in the church which is distressing to see.  Aside from the few in many congregations who diligently seek the Lord, the vast majority of those in the pews generally live what I call a ChINO life, i.e. Christian In Name Only.  Each person must take responsibility for his own faith, but…

1 Corinthians 2:8 – Rulers of This Age

Those who oppose God inevitably believe they are smarter than Him.  They devise plans that oppose His will and think that He doesn’t see and know them.  This is part of their foolishness.  If the Lord knows how many hairs each of us has on our heads (Luke 12:7), then might He not also know…

1 Corinthians 1:20 – The Wisdom of the World

It is the wisdom of the world that has brought us to the precipice of the Rapture of the church and the subsequent Tribulation.  Man in his wisdom believes that he can run things better than God.  When the Lord is questioned: “Hath God said?” by the serpent (Genesis 3:1), it is this fallacy that…