“Are You So Foolish?” ( Galatians 1: 6, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


Paul bemoans what is happening in the Galatian church, writing: “I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from Him who calls you by the grace of God and are turning to a different gospel –”   The “turning away from [Christ]” happens in error due to the influence of Judaizers who call…

“Our Spiritual Worship” ( Romans 12: 1, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.”   Notice Paul says “your bodies as a living sacrifice.” He implies that it is the offer of our collective bodies which constitutes this “living sacrifice.” Together,…

“A Prayer In Season” ( Proverbs 15: 23, ESV ) by Carley Evans


“A word in season, how good it is!”   I’m sure you’ve been in that situation where you are not certain of what you should say to the other — they’ve lost a child; their marriage is in shambles; they’ve done something horribly wrong and hurt others; they’ve utterly lost their way.   Solomon says,…

“Yield” ( Psalm 40: 8, NIV ) by Carley Evans


“I desire to do Your will, O Lord,” sings the psalmist.   Oh that we each have that desire — the desire to discover, know, and do the will of our God. Many, if not most of us claim to desire to do the will of God, but I must admit to doubting this is…

“Ever On The Lord” ( Psalm 25: 14 – 15, NEB ) by Carley Evans


“The Lord confides His purposes to those who fear Him, and His covenant is theirs to know. My eyes are ever on the Lord, who alone can free my feet from the net.” Snares and nets and traps exist everywhere. We are so easily entangled in distress; sometimes we blindly stumble into sin. The psalmist…