The Back of Love’s Hand

Last night, my wife had dinner out with a friend.  I looked forward to spending the evening with my kids, doing something fun.  But one of my kids had a major behavioral malfunction. I had to discipline him.  It was the very opposite of fun.  Since then, I’ve been thinking about Hebrews 12:6, “the Lord…

Naked and Exposed

“No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account” (Heb. 4:13). Verses like this have a way of striking fear into our hearts.  We feel strapped to the interrogation chair, the light of truth shining in our faces.  There…

Perfecting Jesus

“In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God…should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.” (Heb. 2:10) In what sense did Jesus need perfecting? In context, we are not talking about Jesus in some vacuous sense but about the author of salvation bringing many sons to glory. The eternal Word was…