The Matter of Oaths and Swearing – What Does Jesus Say?

Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the … Continue reading The Matter of Oaths and Swearing – What Does Jesus Say?

Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Meek

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Meekness is often looked upon as weakness, wimpy. But true meekness is something altogether different. Webster defines Meek as quiet, gentle, patient, long-suffering, peaceful, easily imposed on, submissive. The translators of the Greek New Testament have similar definitions. But their definitions appear more … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Meek

Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Mourn.

 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn? Surely, this isn't true. But the Amplified Bible sounds even more absurd.  Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Mourn.

“Oh, how I love Your law!” Is God’s law something to love?

David wrote, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;For they are ever with me." Psalm 119:97-98 Many Christians believe that the law written in the Old Testament is something to be discarded. They say the law is no longer valid … Continue reading “Oh, how I love Your law!” Is God’s law something to love?