Month: July 2015

  • Exodus 32 – The Golden Calf

    Exodus 32 – The Golden Calf

    Everything changes for the people of Israel after Exodus 32. God’s anger is clear and more, and more detailed, laws are added in after this incident. Before that we have the Ten Commandments, some instructions about altars and goading oxen and how to treat Hebrew love slaves. After this incident we have 600+ others. One […]

  • Priorities

    Priorities

    I was speaking recently with a good friend about the law and he said to put the word “instruction” where you see the word “law” and that gives a better sense of the meaning. So what is the next instruction that God puts in Exodus after the Ten Commandments? Actually it is about altars. But […]

  • Doing away with law

    Doing away with law

    So here’s the thing:  any law gives sin power (Romans 7:13) and fallen human nature being what it is as soon as we see a law we long to break it (Romans 7:21-24). To make things worse, there can be great pleasure in breaking laws. But I’m not living on that planet. Well I am […]

  • The Spirit and the Bride

    The Spirit and the Bride

    It is no coincidence that in Abraham’s life Genesis 24 follows Genesis 22.  Ok, I know that sounds obvious but what I mean is in Genesis 22 we have that – how can I say it- astounding act of obedience by Abraham to God’s command to sacrifice his son.  I deal with this in another […]

  • No Law!

    No Law!

    Paul has said this a few times now:  When there is no law there is no sin: For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Romans 5:13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive […]