The Mind’s Desires

“With whom we all also once conducted ourselves in the cravings of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and the mind, and we were children by nature of wrath even as the rest.” (Ephesians 2:3) Sometimes there are little nuances in a text that can almost go unnoticed as we read through them… Read More

Think on These Things

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) There is one more aspect of Paul’s counsel to us here that we need to dwell… Read More

Examination or Approval?

“for you to examine that which is superior in order that you might be sincere and blameless for the Day of Christ,” (Philippians 1:10) Many of our English translations render the first part of the phrase, “that you may approve,” or something very similar. This is one of those remnants of the old King James… Read More