R. L. Wilson

And Forgive Us Our Debts

By R. L. Wilson / October 5, 2020

The word translated “debts” in some translations and “trespasses” in others, is the Greek word opheilema. Jon Bloom writes at desiringgod.org, “Nearly all of the most credible English translations over…

When the Truth Becomes a Lie

By R. L. Wilson / October 5, 2020

As I was reading Erwin Lutzer’s book Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters, I ran across the sentence, “Simply put, it is not possible to exaggerate how offensive our sin is toward God.”[1]

I Exalt Thee: A Prayer of Adoration

By R. L. Wilson / September 28, 2020

To adore: an act of offering deep love and respect, of worshiping someone. To exalt: to elevate by praise or in estimation To extol: to praise highly Each of the…

Our Daily Bread

By R. L. Wilson / September 28, 2020

“Give us this day our daily bread.” The first thing we naturally think of is God’s provision of the daily manna for His people in the wilderness. No doubt you…

Is Karma Biblical?

By R. L. Wilson / September 22, 2020

In Hinduism and Buddhism, karma is the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. The actions of a person in this life (and previous lives) impact…

Beyond My Control

By R. L. Wilson / September 22, 2020

Simon of Cyrene was just an ordinary guy, going about his ordinary business when he was grabbed by a couple of soldiers. If that wasn’t bad enough, he was then…

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

By R. L. Wilson / September 22, 2020

We’ve talked about God’s kingdom (His rule, His reign) coming; we’ve talked about His will being done. And God’s will (has been and) will be accomplished, both in heaven and…

Discovering God’s Will: A Parenthetical Thought

By R. L. Wilson / September 17, 2020

[Author’s note: While writing the article on “Thy will be done,” I struggled to keep the focus on God’s will, rather than “God’s will for me.” Several of the books…

The Word Became Flesh

By R. L. Wilson / September 17, 2020

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.…

Fresh Out of Grace

By R. L. Wilson / August 25, 2020

One morning I was kidding around with one of my coworkers, and I made the comment that I was “fresh out of grace this morning.” Unfortunately, I can’t remember the…