Take The Long Look

TAKE THE LONG LOOK   In all this you greatly rejoice, though now, for a little while you may have to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of you faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honour …Continue reading →

The Righteousness Of Faith

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH “For through the Spirit we eagerly wait by faith for the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:5-6. “The Christian life,” says Paul, “operates on a completely different principle from the old system of the …Continue reading →

Who Needs A Guardian?

WHO NEEDS A GUARDIAN? “Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. So …Continue reading →


TORAH! “Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. A mediator implies more than one party; but God is one. “Is the law opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if …Continue reading →

Going For The Throat

GOING FOR THE THROAT “So again I ask, does God give His Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. “Scripture foresaw that God would …Continue reading →

One Small Step Backwards…

ONE SMALL STEP BACKWARDS… “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So, we too have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law because, …Continue reading →

Guard Your Own Heart

GUARD YOUR OWN HEART “Accept one another whose faith is weak without quarrelling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows him to eat anything but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the …Continue reading →

So Simple, Really

SO SIMPLE, REALLY “Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: ‘The person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that is by faith says: ‘Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down) or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’ (that is, to bring …Continue reading →

On Or Under The Rock?

ON OR UNDER THE ROCK? “What, then, shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as a way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were …Continue reading →

Jew And Gentile – Justified!

JEW AND GENTILE – JUSTIFIED! “Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not also the God …Continue reading →