"I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts; a people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face; ...who eat swine’s flesh, and the broth of abominable things is in their vessels" (Isaiah 65:2-4). Even ... Read More about Food’s Many Gray Areas
Let’s look closer at the Torah [instructions] of God in Leviticus 11: "These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: “Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat. “Nevertheless these you shall ... Read More about How God Defines Food
Peter tells us, "As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy'" (1 Peter 1:14-15). We’ve already learned that to be holy means to be ... Read More about Set Apart to Be Holy
We have been discussing idolatry, and I received comments and emails from many of you, telling me that your heart's desire was to clean out the idolatry in your lives. Last week, I shared that YHVH used pork (and other unclean foods) to convict me of my own sin and to help me repent. The fact was ... Read More about Hating What God Hates
One late night in 2006, I made a decision that changed my life. I decided to read through my entire Bible as if it were written to me personally. I was searching for answers, trying to find truth, seeking to apply it to my life. I started in Genesis, but I quickly moved into the books of Exodus ... Read More about How to Have Peace
We have been talking about the first things that a new believer should do (avoid idolatry, flee from sexual immorality, and so on.) But what is the best way for a new believer to be discipled and to learn to study the Bible for herself? I have mentioned before that my husband gives a teaching ... Read More about Bible Study 101
The fourth commandment gives us very specific instructions on how to remember the Sabbath day. Six days a week are given to us, to labor and work and create. We are made in the image of a Creator, and He has given us dominion over all the works of His hands. "So God created man in His own image; ... Read More about Sabbath, the Sign of the Covenant
When is the last time you went out on a very dark, very clear night, and looked up at the stars? The longer you stare at the blackness, the more your eyes adjust. You are pulled into the majesty of galaxies far away. And if you believe the Scriptural record of creation, your mind starts to ponder ... Read More about Choose: Sabbath or Idolatry!