Bible Commentary (Page 6)

Bible Commentary (Page 6)

Mary Counts the Cost

The news would be a boon to Zechariah, but would cost Mary dearly. The contrast between the Zechariah story and Mary’s is unmistakable.  While they have enough in common to make it so, Luke ensures that we see the contrast by setting the stories next to each other. Incomparable John would be the greatest man to ever live. But that is only so because Jesus is incomparable. Jesus is unique. The Son of God, the eternal second Person of the…

Suffering, Prayer and Patience

Suffering All suffering is a result of sin (a fallen world), but not all suffering is a DIRECT result of sin.  We cannot always change the pressures (or temptations) we face.  But we can guard our hearts — how we respond to those pressures.  God is at work in us, orchestrating the pressures we face, in order to develop our hearts and lead us to worship Him alone.  In other words, suffering can have a number of causes.  Sometimes it…