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Mishpat Means Justice

Mishpat, I am told, is the Hebrew word for justice. It can reflect retribution or restoration. The cross represents God’s justice. Christ accepting God’s punishment for our sins, so our relationship with God can be restored. “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through […]

Definition of Love Part 2

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love… ” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Agape is the Greek word translated as love in Galatians 5:22 above. It is a difficult word to define, because humankind can only imitate it. Using the best lexicons to research “agape,” the word benevolence stood out for […]

Love of God

I have benefited from reading and attending a class study of Richard Rohr’s book Breathing Under Water. I have learned how self righteous I have been but most of all how loving and patient God has been with me.