Category Archives: the cross

half the law

Galatians 3:10-13 (JDV) Galatians 3:10 You see – all who insist on the achievements of the law are under a curse, because it is written, Everyone who does not do everything written in the book of the law is cursed. … Continue reading

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his faithfulness is enough

Galatians 2:15-21 (JDV) Galatians 2:15 We are Jews by nature and not “Gentile sinners,” Galatians 2:16 and yet because we know that a human is not justified by the achievements1 of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even … Continue reading

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when misery hates company

  Psalm 41:4-9 Psalm 41:4 I said, “Yahveh, be gracious to me; heal my soul, because I have sinned against you.” Psalm 41:5 My enemies speak maliciously about me: “When will he die and be forgotten?” Psalm 41:6 When one … Continue reading

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what God really wants

  Psalm 40:6-8 Psalm 40:6 You do not want sacrifice and tribute offering; you open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a mistake offering. Psalm 40:7 Then I said, “See, I have … Continue reading

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a gospel twist

  Psalm 37:30-31 Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. Psalm 37:31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter. Psalm 37:32 The wicked one lies … Continue reading

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everyone’s God

Psalm 22:26-31 Psalm 22:26 The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek Yahveh will praise him. May your hearts live continually! Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the land will remember and turn to Yahveh. All the families … Continue reading

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reduced to nothing

Psalm 22:17-21 Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones; people gaze and stare at me. Psalm 22:18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they gambled for my clothing. Psalm 22:19 But you, Yahveh, don’t be far away. My … Continue reading

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not a wondrous cross

Psalm 22:12-16 Psalm 22:12 Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me. Psalm 22:13 They open their mouths against me – lions, mauling and roaring. Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are … Continue reading

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his worm time

Psalm 22:6-8 Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by Adam and despised by people. Psalm 22:7 Everyone who sees me ridicules me; they sneer and shake their heads: Psalm 22:8 “He relies on Yahveh; … Continue reading

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why water and blood?

John 19:31-34 John 19:31 Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to stay on the cross on the Sabbath (because that Sabbath was a great day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs … Continue reading

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