On Elementary Doctrines

“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.” (Hebrews 6:1-2) Three pairs of foundational teachings are […]

Five Exhortations From Peter

“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in […]

The Challenge of 2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) There are some prerequisites here: We need to be a people who are called […]

Does God Know Math?

Yes, He does! And that’s great, because I love math too, and I love God. It’s a perfect triangle 😉 There are two instances that I want to discuss here, and then give some thoughts about these. Instance 1: Genesis 1:1 As you may know, Hebrew letters have numerical values. If you examine the numerical […]

A Simple IF-THEN-ELSE

The whole Proverbs chapter 2 is really amazing, and definitely a holy calling for a lifetime. What is great about this chapter is that it is a “simple” if-then-else structure. If you do this, then this will happen. Plain and simple! Actually, let’s just write it down like that to make it clear. IF YOU […]

Why Should We Love The Torah?

The simple answer to this question should be because we should love Jesus, who is the fulfillment of the Torah (Matt. 5:17-18). “The law [Torah] of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;” (Psalm 19:7). Jesus, the Torah, is perfect and restores the soul, bringing us back into relationship with the Father. We should delight […]

The Dangers of a Divided Heart

The dangers of a divided heart are: 1. You can’t really love (1 Tim. 1:5) 2. You can’t really draw near to Him (Heb. 10:22) 3. You can’t really seek Him (Ps. 27:8) 4. You can’t really speak truth (Ps. 12:2) 5. You can’t really stand in His holy place (Ps. 24:3-4) 6. You can’t […]

What Jesus Added To The Shema

“‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And He said to him, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. On […]

Who Is The Restrainer?

The key text about the Restrainer is 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8, which says, “And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that […]

Peter’s Advice on the Prophetic Word

“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, ‘This is my […]