JC Studies Blog

July 17, 2020

Most of us Christians relate to God only because of what he has done for us, what he will do for us, or what we need him to do for us. We have seldom got to the place where we quiet our souls and are content just to be with God. That is a precious thing, and when you g...

July 12, 2020

When the Bible speaks of the knowledge of God, it means coming into an intimate relationship that is characterized by submission to his authority, faithfulness to his will, and obedience to his commandments.

June 27, 2020

My translation of Romans 3 is an attempt to capture Paul's thought expressed in the original Greek language. God accomplished his new covenant salvation through the faithfulness of Jesus. We believe that—and because of that belief—we come into a relationship of fai...

June 20, 2020

Hesed speaks of two things: of God’s love or grace, and of his covenant faithfulness. Hesed is often translated as steadfast love, lovingkindness, love—it is the word for grace in the New Testament. It is like both the root and the trunk of a tree.

June 20, 2020

In the fullness of its biblical understanding, faith has the core concept of faithfulness. The ESV and other translations have a footnote rendering the word emunah as faithfulness. That helps explain the sentence structure, not “live by faith” but “live by his faithful...

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