I'm going to depart from my normal Bible study and just write a newsy little post this week. You see, we're headed out of town this weekend, and I just don't see how I'll have the time to study and write. However, lots of really cool things are going on, and I wanted to share my heart. Back in ... Read More about A Newsy Little Update
For today, I decided to copy a post I originally wrote over at my website, Who Is Israel. It's one of the posts I refer back to most, because it takes me back to my Bible, using various word pictures to tell me about Israel. Just as Yeshua always taught with stories and parables, and just as my ... Read More about Who Is Israel?
As I read through my Bible, searching for instructions I could personally apply to my life, I came to the book of Leviticus, with its chapters of sacrifices and instructions for the priesthood. I continued reading through Leviticus 11, with its listing of clean and unclean animals, as we have ... Read More about Keeping Clean: The Laws of Niddah
"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 and ... Read More about How to Have Peace