Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 10 May 2022. Today’s topic: Those Old Laws

Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? Galatians 4:21 (NIV). The laws of Moses were (are) for the Jews alone.   It’s not that the Judaic codes are wrong or harmful for anyone else; indeed, some are quite valid.   For instance, our Western concepts ofContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 10 May 2022. Today’s topic: Those Old Laws”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 9 February 2022. Today’s topic: Sinless Jews, Sinful Gentiles

 “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 9 February 2022. Today’s topic: Sinless Jews, Sinful Gentiles”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 28 October 2021. Today’s topic: In Mourning

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.  Daniel 10:2-3 (NIV). Daniel was given a new vision by God, and the first thing he does is go into mourning.   Why? Quite honestly,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 28 October 2021. Today’s topic: In Mourning”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 April 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babyloniaand put in the treasureContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 April 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 9 March 2021 Today’s topic: Toward Jerusalem

I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’  Jonah 2:4 (NIV). Since the days of Solomon, when Jews pray, they pray facing towards Jerusalem.  Hundreds of years before Islam adopted this same custom, Jews worldwide were already doing it.   Many still do today.   Does it meanContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 9 March 2021 Today’s topic: Toward Jerusalem”