A tefillin is a small leather-covered wooden box attached to a black leather band. Orthodox Jews place this box just above the forehead then wrap the band around their heads. The box is what is not important. What is important is what is inside the box - scrolls of parchment containing the Word of God. … Continue reading Binding Up Your Mind with the Word of God
I wrote about Mary's profound ability to weigh the information provided for her by the angel's visitation. Her ability to ponder and treasure the things said and happening around us propels us to live our lives in quiet astonishment to the God things happening around us. There is a second thing Mary did which is … Continue reading The Second Impressive Thing Mary Did
For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our … Continue reading Yes and Amen
"...our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance..." 1 Thessalonians 1:5 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, … Continue reading What the Bible says about the Word of God
When Paul used the analogy of the Roman soldier to the believers in how that should cloth themselves in God, he stressed the importance of armoring our feet with the 'gospel of peace.' "and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." Ephesi- ans 6:10-17 NIV The shoes or sandals of Roman soldiers would have been strategically prepared for optimum warfare. In order to have better footing in battle, they would place nails or spikes in the bottom of their shoes. The common day sports cleat would have nothing on these ancient armor practices.