I Corinthians 7-8: Marriage and freedom.

March 8, 2015. Daily Reading: I Corinthians 7-8. Background: I Corinthians 4-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 1. Marriage and singleness: In this rather famous chapter, Paul lays out some guidelines for the Corinthians about marriage because they had written to him concerning the matter. It is possible, judging by the quotation that Paul uses that…

This is why intent matters.

December 16, 2014. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.” (Genesis 6:5-6) Just a few chapters after God created man, we find this condemning…

Blinded by physical needs.

October 28, 2014. “All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said…