To Love Is to Obey


Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:3 Every parent experiences the disconnect between a child’s words when being put to bed at night—“I love you, Mommy”—and a willful act of disobedience the next morning. That disconnect between profession and practice illustrates the intimate connection between... Continue Reading →

Nobody’s Perfect


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 “Christian perfection” refers to living without sin in this life. Only a very small number of Christians have ever taught this doctrine. There is no biblical support for it and... Continue Reading →

Happily Wise


Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13 In the Old Testament, what did weavers, artists, tentmakers, carpenters, and ship captains—among others—have in common? They all possessed wisdom. More accurately, they possessed skill. The Hebrew word for wisdom is the word for skill. So, as a craftsman built... Continue Reading →

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