Deuteronomy 5: The Purpose of the Law

Deuteronomy 5: The Purpose of the Law

The Ten Commandments are not merely a set of rules; they point us to the essence of the gospel. When Moses reviewed the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 5 for the new generation of Israelites, he was reminding them of the importance of establishing a right relationship...
Deuteronomy 4: Leaving a Legacy

Deuteronomy 4: Leaving a Legacy

It takes risk for us to trust in God—it is far easier to walk by what is seen rather than by what is unseen. However, trusting God is always worth it. He has our best interests at heart, and in His sovereignty will work out everything for His glory and our good. The...
Acts 20–21: The Cost of Following Christ

Acts 20–21: The Cost of Following Christ

Do you live in light of eternity? So few followers of Jesus do, looking to the temporal rather than the eternal. Paul, however, gives us a clear example of what it means to live in this world in light of the next. Acts 20: A Hard Farewell Acts 20:17–38 contains...
Acts 19–20: The Power and Word of God

Acts 19–20: The Power and Word of God

Acts 19–20 continues the story of Paul’s third missionary journey, picking up in Ephesus. In these chapters, we see that the spreading of the gospel is a work of the power and the Word of God. The Power of God Wherever he went, Paul proclaimed the gospel to both...
Deuteronomy 3: Mercy and Judgment

Deuteronomy 3: Mercy and Judgment

Deuteronomy 3 recounts the beginning of the Israelites’ conquest of the surrounding nations. Mercy for and Judgment on Canaan Although the conquest of Canaan may seem unnecessarily violent to us, we need to remember that God is the One who gives life and who...