I Inherited the Guilt of Adam; Man, I’m in Deep

Question 10 of the Heidelberg Catechism states that God is not only displeased with my actual sin (that is a no-brainer) but that he is also displeased with my inherited sin. Wait one cotton-picking minute! Look, I get that I am guilty of the things I have done, but does that mean that I am… Read More

See No Evil…

  1/20/14 “And Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?’ After this he went out again to the Jews and said to them, ‘I find no grounds for a charge in him.’” (John 18:38)   “Pilate then summoned the chief priests and the leaders and the people, saying to them, ‘You brought me this man… Read More

No Basis for a Charge…

“And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the crowds, ‘I find no basis for a charge in this man.’” (Luke 23:4) As I read this, I can almost envision Pilate in his frustration kind of thinking to himself, “What now? Here I am, woken up early, trying to get some breakfast, and I… Read More

The Rooster’s Second Crow, the Look, and the Tears

“And Peter remembered Jesus’ word when he said, ‘Before the rooster crows, three times you will disown me.’ And he went out and he wept bitterly.” (Matthew 26:75)   “And at once the rooster crowed a second time and Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows twice, three… Read More

By the Way, She is my Sister…Well, Sort of…: Genesis 20:12-13

And indeed, she is also my sister; she is daughter of my father only, not the daughter of my mother. And she is my wife. It was at the time which God caused me to wander from the house of my father, I said to her, “This is your loving-kindness which you shall do for… Read More

Save Me From Bloodguilt: Psalm 51 (part 15)

“Save me from bloodguilt, O God, God of my salvation; My tongue will exult in your righteousness!” (Psalm 51:16 {Psalm 51:14 in English Bibles})   What an amazing picture David paints for us in this verse!  Yet, to understand what he is showing us, we must understand the concept of “bloodguilt” in the Old Testament. … Read More