Who Sinned?

In today’s Bible reading, John tells us about Jesus’ encounter with a man who was born blind. The Jewish leaders asked Jesus about the source of his blindness. Was it his sin or his parents’ sin? Evidently, these First Century Jewish leaders believed there was a connection between sin and physical ailments. They were partially…

Misplaced Priorities

In several places in today’s Bible reading* we see misplaced priorities. Three times (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-17; Luke 8:26-32) we see a town concerned more for the financial well-being of their community than for the spiritual and physical well-being of a demonized man who lived among them. The reason I say this is because when…

The Lord is Their Inheritance

God tells Ezekiel He will restore the priesthood today’s Bible reading* and reminds him that the Lord is their inheritance. He reminds them of His original charge and requirements of the priests. Obviously, they had forgotten. When God’s people took the land that God had promised Abraham, each tribe was given a portion of the…

The Deceitful Heart

Today’s Bible reading* paints a bleak picture of the human condition: we all have a deceitful heart. In fact, our heart is desperately sick. I mentioned a few days ago that Jeremiah had more to say about the heart. The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable—who can understand it? I, the LORD,…