“Which Way To Good?” ( Jeremiah 6: 16, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


The Lord God says, “Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which is the way to good? Then take it and find rest for yourselves. But they protest, ‘We won’t!’ I appoint watchmen over you and say, ‘Listen for the sound of the ram’s horn.’ But they protest, ‘We won’t listen!’…

“The Night Is Nearly Over” ( Romans 13:12, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


Paul encourages us with these words, “The night is nearly over;” “our salvation is nearer than when we first believed;” (Romans 13:11) and “the daylight is near.” Because the night is almost finished, and the light is dawning upon us, Paul exhorts us to “discard the deeds of darkness” since it is fading away and…

“No One Will Say” ( Luke 17: 20-21, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


The Pharisees ask Jesus when the kingdom of God is going to appear. Jesus tells them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with something observable.” “The kingdom of God is not coming with something observable” — really? So many people today talk about Jesus’ return, of His appearing in the clouds, of the disappearance…

“Why Is My Freedom Judged?” ( 1 Corinthians 10: 27, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


If an unbeliever invites me to dinner and I want to go, I “eat everything that is set before [me], without raising questions of conscience.” “Everything is permissible,” says Paul although he admits that “not everything is helpful.” (1 Corinthians 10:23) That’s a perfect way of looking at consumables  — whether meats, vegetables, breads, milks,…

“The New Life Fits” (Ephesians 4: 24, ESV) by Carley Evans


“Put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness,” writes Paul. Webster’s Vest Pocket Dictionary defines “put” as “bring to a specified position or condition.” A perfect description of what God expects us to do; we are to bring ourselves into the condition specified for us by God…