Margin notes: Being “Evangelical” Pt. 1

Labels are funny things. Some we take to ourselves, and others are assigned to us. Of those assigned to us by others, some are complimentary, some merely descriptive, and some even derisive. The label “Christian” for instance was not one … Continue reading

Margin notes: Lamentations

Lamentations 5:21 (ESV) — Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old— Few, if any, would say Lamentations if their favorite book in the Bible. But its 5 short chapters need … Continue reading

Margin notes: What’s love got to do with it?

1 Corinthians 16:22 (ESV) — If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! Sometimes, you can read something in God’s Word which you’ve read a multitude of times, that hits you with such … Continue reading

Margin notes: What’s with all the names?

Nehemiah 10:1–27 (ESV) — 1 “On the seals are the names of Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah, Zedekiah, 2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, 3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah, 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch…26 Ahiah, … Continue reading

Margin notes: Getting my vision back

Psalm 73 (ESV) — A Psalm of Asaph. 1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. 3 For I … Continue reading

Margin notes: True blessedness

Psalm 65:4 (ESV) — 4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple! The great object in salvation is, … Continue reading

Margin notes: Misreading Providence

Jeremiah 44:15–19 (ESV) — 15 Then all the men who knew that their wives had made offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, all the people who lived in Pathros in the land … Continue reading