The Commandment That Cuts to the Heart

“Thou shalt not covet.” It’s Commandment No.10, the last in the list in Exodus 20. Its place at the end of the list does nothing to diminish its significance, however. This commandment carries a breadth and scope that touches everything about us. It’s a rule about our wants and how...

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Our Horse, His Reins

I’ve never ridden a horse. And I don’t intend to get on one anytime soon. In fact, I often joke about saving my first horseback ride for the return of Christ. If I read the Scriptures rightly, the elect of God shall be gathered from the corners of Heaven and...

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All on the Altar

The Lord told Abraham to take Isaac and present him as a burnt offering. This son, the son of promise, the son of Abraham’s old age born when wife Sarah was in her 90s, was to become a sacrifice at Mount Moriah. What an outrageous request this seems to be....

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