Author Archives: davelotz

A Question of Faith

Tuesday, December 12                   The account of the two blind men that pleaded for Christ to heal them in Mt. 9:27-31 is short but revealing concerning faith.  What is interesting in this … Continue reading

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Role Models

There are a lot of role models in the Bible.  Peter and Thomas are two of them.  D.A. Carson, in Praying with Paul, p. 26, touches on this—from a slightly different perspective.  “Christians may stumble and fall, doubt like Thomas, … Continue reading

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Marriage in Heaven

The Bible is clear that there will be no human marriages in heaven.  That’s a negative for some people.  The sex drive is so strong that it’s been devastatingly abused.  That’s not God’s fault; it stems from the sin nature … Continue reading

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The Cross and God’s Character

D.A. Carson, in Praying with Paul, makes a startling statement on p. 30.  “ . . . forgiveness is never the product of love alone.”  My first reaction to that statement was to disagree with him, but after following his … Continue reading

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Mercy and Justice

“We want mercy for ourselves and justice for others.”  This is certainly not a new thought, but maybe a reminder would be in order.  When was the last time someone made excuses for your behavior?  When was the last time … Continue reading

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Royal Law

James’ “royal law” deserves a little more attention.  The term occurs only in James 2:8.  The immediate context is that the law is to love one another.  Jesus spoke of this in Mt. 22:37-39, but adds the command to love … Continue reading

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Mosaic Law or Universal Law

Wednesday, December 6            No one will ever be redeemed without conviction of sin.  Sin is the problem, but knowing our sinful condition and its consequences is essential.  Knowing the problem comes before seeking a solution.  John 16:8 says that when … Continue reading

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