“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,…

Peter’s Inspired Words are Followed by a Sharp Rebuke

In today’s Bible reading, as Jesus and His Disciples entered Caesarea Philippi, He asked them who people thought He was. They replied that some people thought He was John the Baptizer, Jeremiah, or Elijah. Next, He asks, “Who do you think I am?” Simon immediately responded, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living…

Voiding God’s Word by Our Traditions

In today’s Bible reading, Jesus confronts the Jewish leaders on their hypocrisy. He says that they have nullified God’s commands with their traditions. How did they do that? The Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day made a religion out of God’s commands. They wanted to make themselves out to be so religious, they completely missed the…

Miraculous Faith

In today’s Bible reading in Matthew chapter eight, we’re told several stories of faith. The words “faith” (noun) and “believe” (verb) are the same Greek word. They are used three times in the passage. Not all of the stories include the words faith/believe. But faith/believe is implied in the story. For instance, in the first…