Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son […]
SOAP Devotion Galatians 4:21-23 – Are you worthy in God’s eyes? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 738
Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son […]
SOAP Devotion Galatians 3:15-18 – Is God’s covenant conditional? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 727
Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, […]
SOAP Devotion Galatians 3:6-9 – What happens when we believe, have faith, and obey God? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 725
So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham. “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely on faith […]
Acts 7:8 – Should I circumcise my son?
“Then he gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. And Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him eight days after his birth. Later Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs.” (Acts 7:8) When my husband and I had our baby boy, the trend had started not […]
Acts 7:6-7 – Does God condone slavery?
“God spoke to him (Abraham) in this way: ‘For four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,’ God said, ‘and afterward they will come out of that country and worship me in […]
Acts 7:4-5 – What does the Bible say about descendants?
“So he (Abraham) left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Harran (because God led him there). After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living. He gave him no inheritance here, not even enough ground to set his foot on. But God promised him that […]
Acts 6:15-7:3 – How does the Holy Spirit make us like Jesus?
All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel. Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?” (The Sanhedrin charged him with speaking blasphemous words against God, Moses, the Laws of Moses and the temple of Israel.) To […]