“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” — Matthew 5:6 (ESV). Jesus pronounces blessing on all those who have an appetite for “righteousness.” Why? Because they will have their fill. Their hunger will be… Read More ›
I’m currently teaching through the book of 1 Samuel and I was surprised by the fresh relevance of a particular scene in it. 1 Samuel 4 hasn’t been a source of great devotional insight to me previously, but in the… Read More ›
Reading the Old Testament can be daunting, especially if you don’t have much context for what this collection of ancient books is all about. To help readers better understand the Old Testament without getting lost, here are quick summaries of… Read More ›
If there’s one thing I don’t have to teach my one-year-old son, it’s to ask for a bottle of milk when he’s hungry. His cravings came built-in. There’s been many a night where my wife and I have been woken… Read More ›
The first command in 1 Peter is for Christians to be “sober-minded” — a metaphor rich with meaning. Explore what it means to be spiritually sober.
Christians should be people of hope. If there’s one thing people today desperately need, it’s the kind of hope 1 Peter speaks about — the living hope that comes from the gospel.
1 Peter’s opening words teach us that Christian identity is all about our covenant relationship to Jesus Christ and our walk with him. Everything we are and do should flow from that identity. And every trial we suffer can be overcome because of that identity.