Closer Look at Scripture

Decide to Become a Bondslave of Christ

The Mosaic Law was a very concrete thing. The Jews observed ordinances, performed rituals, and obeyed laws in the natural that were physical representations of spiritual concepts. For example, in Deuteronomy 22:11, God forbade His people from mixing linen and wool. It seems ridiculous that the God of the universe would make such a specific… Continue reading Decide to Become a Bondslave of Christ

Closer Look at Scripture

The Three Levels of Samson & Submission to God

Samson’s strength was legendary, and his antics with the three Philistine women in his life were nothing short of ridiculous. His story can be found in the book of Judges, chapters 13-16. It’s fun to read, but more than that, it can actually be understood on three distinct levels. It’s about physical Israel, spiritual Israel,… Continue reading The Three Levels of Samson & Submission to God

Closer Look at Scripture

God’s One Condition For the “Wills” and “Shalls”

When Christians say we will do something in the future, we often follow it with the words “God willing.” It’s a reference to James 4:15 and an acknowledgement that we are not in control; God is. But the Bible is filled with verses that tell us what God will and shall do. And, when God… Continue reading God’s One Condition For the “Wills” and “Shalls”