Jonathan Gray

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Advice from John 14 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1, Otherscriptures from Contemporary English Translation unless otherwise noted.) by Jonathan Gray Try to imagine yourself as one of the twelve invited by Jesus to share the Passover meal on his last night on earth. Consider your observations, and what you might have thought as you heard Jesus take on a new, more solemn tone. Jesus pauses during dinner. You see that he []

Justice (Tzedek) — A Tri-Literal Root

Doing what is Right “To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity” (Proverbs 1:3). by Jonathan Gray The three Hebrew words Tze-dek, Tzedak-ah, and Tzad-dik, are the words for Justice, Charity, and a Righteous One. The root of these Hebrew words yields many branches of words with specific meaning; all of these words are related and interconnected. In other translations of our banner scripture, a variety of English words are used for “justice.” The NIV uses “right,” and the []