Few of us today have any meaningful connection to the sources of our food and the other products we consume. Most meet their daily needs, and much more, with the scan of a barcode, a click, or a swipe on a phone. If you want it, you get it—and often right away. With the instant gratification of our age, we can easily lose sight of all that goes into the supply chain of our sustenance, the ultimate origin of which is God Himself. He is the one who “provides us with everything to enjoy” (1 Tim. 6:17). James further tells…

In a recent post on biblical concordances, I explained how a concordance is used as a means of studying Scripture. By using a concordance’s index and finding the original-language word that the English has been translated from, a Bible-reader can come to understand the text in a deeper way than by simply reading the Bible in English. In order to link the original-language word to the corresponding English word, concordances use a numbering system that grants users significant insight into the translation process and clues to the original meaning. For example, in ancient Greek, more than one word translates to…