The goodness of God’s goodness

Psalm 119:68 affirms unequivocally that God is good. The necessarily conclusion is equally profound: God does good. Nothing that God has ever done is bad, and nothing that is bad has ever been done by God. You are good and do good Psalm 119:68a (ESV) Since this truth about God

Romans 12:6 Active Christians … and prophecy?

Romans 12:6 starts a short list of spiritual gifts and how each is to be used. It begins with an exhortation. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them Romans 12:6a (ESV) As Romans 12:3-5 already prepares us for, we are again reminded

Finding some good in this life

We live in a world where pride and wealth have become the definition of “the good life”. Yet, Proverbs 16:18 affirms that pride does not lead to good, but to destruction. In the next verse, Proverbs 16:19, one of the “better-than” truths in Proverbs is that being humble and poor

Just exactly how right is God?

Proverbs 30:5a says this: Every word of God proves true Proverbs 30:5a (ESV) “proves true” is, however, merely the conclusion of a very vivid language study. The vivid picture behind the word translated as “proves true” is that of smelting ore to produce a more pure form of the valuable

The one who knows the Bible best, knows best

When it comes to identifying an expert we typically look at a person’s experience and education. And for the normal earthly matters of life that is certainly true. Sadly, though, we often look at human experience and human education when looking for experts regarding the matters of our souls. An