Walking in Wisdom

“The Lord had appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, saying, ‘Ask!  What shall I give you?’” (1 Ki 3:5). Solomon requested wisdom and an understanding heart.  God was pleased and gave him the wisdom for which he asked. But wisdom heard and known does not imply wisdom used.  “For it was so, when … [Read more…]

For What Would You Ask?

1 Kings 3:5-15 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 “At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” (1 Kings 3:5) Solomon’s answer to God began with acknowledgement of the goodness God had shown to his father David, of David’s living in truth, righteousness, and uprightness … [Read more…]

Justification by Faith

In 1517 Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the doors of a church building in Wittenburg, Germany, protesting many of the errors of the Roman Catholic Church.  Catholicism’s errors needed to be exposed, and they still need to be exposed.  But unfortunately, one of the doctrines that Luther believed and proclaimed was the doctrine … [Read more…]

Grace Teaches Us

“By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand” (1 Peter 5:12). There are lots of teachings in the religious world about grace, but we’re interested in the “true grace of God.”  Consider a few … [Read more…]