The Crowd Was Divided Over Jesus

In today’s Bible reading, John makes a stunning observation. “So the crowd was divided because of him.” John 7:43 (CSB) John wins the title, “Captain Obvious” for this one! Many today will say that Christians need to be more like Jesus: more peaceful, more inclusive, less judgmental, and less divisive. “Don’t assume that I came…

Missing It By That Much

In today’s Bible reading, Jesus tells the Jewish leaders their eternal life is in their Scriptures, yet aren’t humble enough to come to Him, the One the Scriptures point to. (John 5:39-40) He points out that in their search for Truth, they ignore the One Who embodies it. They bury their faces in their scrolls…

It’s Worth It!

Paul brings out a very important and highly applicable point in today’s Bible reading. I’ve already pointed out that the Corinthian church had many problems, including pride and narcissism. They thought it was all about them. This worldview is man-centered or anthropocentric. If their ideas were correct, then what could they think when they go…

“Stop Poking Me in the Idols”

Reading the Bible can sometimes be a little unpleasant. If in your Bible reading, you are always comforted, always affirmed in your relationship with God and never feel a sense of conviction of sin, you should ask if you are truly saved. In today’s Bible reading, Jesus points out some things about divorce and remarriage,…