The Dilemma of Tradition

Everyone is born into a tradition one way or the other. The practice of tradition was to keep the status quo. Paul, the apostle of Jesus Christ, spoke of tradition. See 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15. But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you asContinue reading “The Dilemma of Tradition”

The Irony of Disobedience

The Bible in Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 said, What exists now is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing truly new on earth. Is there anything about which someone can say, “Look at this! It is new!”? It was already done long ago, before our time. ÜTruly thereContinue reading “The Irony of Disobedience”

Reformation Went Poof!

I embedded the above youtube video from National Geographic simply to provide a brief summary of the Reformation event. Not endorsing entirely nor denying whatever was written along with the said video on its website, simply because I haven’t entirely read or checked its content – everything except the video itself. Neither am I endorsingContinue reading “Reformation Went Poof!”

Jonah to Nahum, A Story about God

Without a doubt, the story of Jonah is better known than that of Nahum, though both books spoke of God’s judgment against Assyria. In traditional Sunday school setting, perhaps the focus of Jonah’s story would often be that of his adventure – he was swallowed by the great fish for three days and three nightsContinue reading “Jonah to Nahum, A Story about God”

Death Is Not the End

One undeniable truth about life is that our physical existence has an end. Nobody should be surprised by it. It’s a known fact since the beginning of humanity. Perhaps we may say medical science has progress so much that the years of life have been prolonged. But I rather believe that medical science has helpedContinue reading “Death Is Not the End”

The Unchanging God

Last week we studied Jonah, this morning it’s Nahum. Both books spoke of events about Nineveh – the capital city of the Assyrian Empire. In Jonah, God relented from His judgment because Nineveh turned to the LORD for forgiveness. In Nahum, God reinforced His judgment against Nineveh because Assyria wanted to wage war against JudahContinue reading “The Unchanging God”

Psalms 34 & 35, the Messianic Psalm of Jesus Christ

John chapters 13-17 covers the story of Jesus Christ with His disciples. The story begins with Jesus and His disciples taking the Passover Meal, so it’s the 14th of Nissan – the beginning of the Jewish Spring Festival. The Jewish day begins at sundown (6pm) to sundown (6pm) – the following day to us. ItContinue reading “Psalms 34 & 35, the Messianic Psalm of Jesus Christ”

The Son of Man, Our Redeemer

In my last blog “Jesus Christ, Our Righteousness” I explained that David was not simply trusting God’s immediate deliverance but rather a future vindication based not on his own but the righteousness of Christ Jesus; see Psalms 35:23-24. Awake and rouse Yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord! Vindicate meContinue reading “The Son of Man, Our Redeemer”

Jesus Christ, Our Righteousness

Psalms 34 and 35 must be recognized as a unit, both were of David. Both psalms were written after David had fled from Saul and his humiliating encounter with Achish the king of Gath. Explanation for the background of both psalms may be found on my previous blog entitled “Immanuel, Our Confidence,” and this isContinue reading “Jesus Christ, Our Righteousness”