Music Monday: The Lord Will Provide (Cowper)

Christians are familiar with the unforgettable story in Genesis 22 where the Lord provides a ram to take the place of Isaac on the altar. The great phrase in the story is: "Yahweh will provide." William Cowper (John Newton's dear friend) wrote an excellent hymn with this theme of waiting on the Lord - for… Continue reading Music Monday: The Lord Will Provide (Cowper)

The “Trivial” Old Testament?

Do we really need to read and study as well as preach and teach from the Old Testament?  Can’t we just stick with the Gospels and Paul’s letters? To answer these questions briefly, it would be unbiblical and unchristian to avoid and ignore the Old Testament.  I appreciate Bruce Waltke’s words on this topic: “The… Continue reading The “Trivial” Old Testament?

Far Be It From You Lord!

Robert Candlish was a Scottish Presbyterian pastor in the 19th century.  He had a major hand in the formation of the Free Church of Scotland.  He also wrote several books – one of them being Studies in Genesis.  This is an excellent resource on the first book of the Bible.  I found his comments on… Continue reading Far Be It From You Lord!

What Would Abraham Do?

This is a great resource on the life of Abraham: Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham by Iain Duguid.  In the book, Duguid does note how Abraham is, in a way, an example for us when it comes to trusting the Lord and obeying him.  But Duguid’s book… Continue reading What Would Abraham Do?

“The Abrahamic Position in Babylon”

 I recently spoke to a friend about how Jeremiah’s letter (Jer. 29) to the Jewish exiles in Babylon is quite applicable to Christians today – in whatever country they live.  I like how Christopher Wright talks about this on pages 99-100 of The Mission of God.  Note: I’ve edited it slightly for the purpose of… Continue reading “The Abrahamic Position in Babylon”