Hymn Commentary: The Law of God is Good and Wise


God’s eternal Moral Law represents His personal holiness and is the standard for all righteousness.  It is written on the consciences of all men, summarized in the Ten Commandments, and further summarized in the two greatest commandments to love God and love neighbor.  But sinful man rejects God’s Law because he rejects God Himself.  And, … Continue reading Hymn Commentary: The Law of God is Good and Wise

Straight From the Word: James 3:13-18


13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, … Continue reading Straight From the Word: James 3:13-18

Straight From the Word: James 2:8-13


8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all … Continue reading Straight From the Word: James 2:8-13

“Why Didn’t They Tell Me This Before Seminary?!”


There I went marchin’ off to seminary. New wife in tow and big plans ahead. Little did I know, the most important things I would learn would be outside the classroom and free.  I prefer to get my caveat out of the way up front: I think seminary can be a good thing. Men need trained, … Continue reading “Why Didn’t They Tell Me This Before Seminary?!”

Straight from the Word: James 1:2-12


“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to … Continue reading Straight from the Word: James 1:2-12