The One Who Fills God’s Heart

“How can a young man stay pure?  By living according to your word.  I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.  I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:9-11). My son is memorizing Psalm 119:9-11 for school. As we…

Trees and Mountains

Early this morning, I lay awake for a short time.  My mind wandered to Genesis.  Two trees take center stage in the garden of Eden: The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  There was a commandment associated with the latter tree: “You must not eat from the tree…

Wonderful Things in Your Law (Part 6)

Please read parts 1-5 before continuing… Scripture gives us a choice: keep the law or live by the us in Christ/Christ in us relationship.  The former is the old covenant, the latter the new covenant.  “By calling this covenant ‘new,’ he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon…

Wonderful Things in Your Law

In this post, I’d like to feature one of my booklets, “Wonderful Things in Your Law.”  This booklet began with questions: How did Jesus fulfill the law?  What does it mean for the law to be fulfilled?  These were things I grasped with my heart but had never reasoned out.  The need to reason them…