Cast your burdens…

We have been trying to help several people at the moment who are struggling with various intractable problems. I suppose that is the “default” human position? It made me think of Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD” (NIV). Older translations say, “Cast your BURDENS….” – The NIV correctly sees David in this Psalm […]

First things first

It is funny (No that is absolutely the wrong word because it is very serious) that people get the wrong idea about the Ten Commandments and see them as something we must obey if we want to have any hope of salvation. Nothing could be further from the truth. From beginning to end the Bible […]

El Olam

“El Olam” is a name of God that comes comparatively few times, yet it reveals a wonderful aspect of His character. It means “the Everlasting God.” Its meaning is a little difficult to convey, because the Hebrew word “Olam” can’t be expressed in one particular English word. In Hebrew, “Olam” means: “everlasting”…“evermore”…“old”…“ancient time”…“beginning of the […]

Jehovah Tsidkenu

Today’s name for God is “Jehovah-tsidkenu” – “The Lord our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6). It is a distinctly Messianic title. All the way through the Bible we see God as a “Righteous God” and One who demands that we are “holy” too (Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:7; 7:26). And right through the Bible the way we are […]

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