Tag Archives: legalism

Drinking; January 23, 2022


1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. This verse is the perfect follow-up to verse 23: “‘Everything is permissible’ – but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything … Continue reading

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The Sabbath; December 28, 2021


Jeremiah 17:21 This is what the Lord says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem. We have gotten so far away from the concept of a Sabbath that … Continue reading

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Pleasing God; December 5, 2021


Psalm 69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. I think the secret to David’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Regulations; November 15, 2021


Leviticus 7:17 Any meat of the sacrifice left over till the third day must be burned up. To be honest, Leviticus is probably my least favorite book of the Bible, and I happen to know it was for my mother … Continue reading

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Biblical Prayer; June 2, 2021


Nehemiah 1:8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses.” This whole prayer could hardly be more Biblical. It is entirely focused on God and what He has said, rather than on some sort of wish list. It also definitively … Continue reading

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Legalism; May 28, 2021


2 Chron 30:18-20 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; March 15, 2021


Romans 6:15, 23 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. … Continue reading

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Weeds in the Church; February 28, 2021


Matthew 13:29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.’” It’s very difficult to pull out one verse from this parable, because all seven verses are very much part of … Continue reading

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Salvation; October 26, 2020


Acts 15:11 “No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” We tend to remember Paul’s famous statement to this effect in Ephesians 2:8-9, but forget that Peter said … Continue reading

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Condemnation; July 19, 2020


Matthew 12:7-8 “If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” What caught my eye about this just now … Continue reading

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