Monthly Archives: September 2019

Death’s Death

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 How do you hear these words of Paul? Is he describing two things we might receive from God, … Continue reading

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Gaining the World

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8:36 Despite how Jesus’ words sound, it is not actually possible to have the world by forfeiting one’s soul. His point is not that … Continue reading

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God: Source of Only Good

Within scripture some verses carry more weight than others. When the writers are teaching, describing, and reasoning, certain statements stand out as the basis for what they are saying. Those statements are the starting point for what they are saying, … Continue reading

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The Good of God

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 Paul is describing God’s faithfulness. Some versions translate Paul as saying that God cannot deny himself, or that he must be true to himself. Each wording gets at Paul’s point, … Continue reading

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