Good and Faithful: What It Means to God

Good & Faithful Stewards

When it comes to being good and faithful stewards of this gift of life, we Christians often get it backwards. We focus on Biblical principles first. Not that Biblical principles are unimportant. Wisdom is essential to living, but not as critical as loving the Source and Giver of all wisdom. It's All About the Relationship Often we’re so busy trying to keep His principles that we neglect the relationship. We become performance-driven rather than love-driven. We conform to a list of rules, but o … [Read more...]

Are You Being Refreshed by the Word of God?

Scripture Refreshes Us

In the previous post, we saw how the word complete in Hebrews 13:20-21 is the Greek word katartizo, which carries the idea that God desires to reconcile us to Himself through a process of reframing, restoring, and repairing in the context of a covenant relationship.Thinking about what it means for God to make us complete led me to take a look at 2 Tim. 3:16-17 which famously employs what appeared to be the same word: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean that God Makes Us Complete?

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May the God of peace… make you complete (katartizo) in every good work to do His will through the blood of the everlasting covenant so you will be well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ to whom be glory forever. (Heb. 13:20-21)There’s a lot going on in these verses theologically. But the simple version is this.The God of Peace, who has embarked from all eternity on a mission of grace and mercy, reconciling us to Himself, makes us “complete” in order to align our mission with H … [Read more...]


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