Articles by Dr. Cone for GotQuestions.org

What does it mean that the earth was without form and void (Genesis 1:2)?

What does it mean that God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:18)?

What does it mean that it is not good for a man to be alone (Genesis 2:18)?

What does it mean that Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed (Genesis 2:25)?

What does it mean when God tells Adam, ‘For you are dust, and to dust you shall return’ in Genesis 3:19?

What is the significance of the fact there were giants in those days (Genesis 6:4)?

How did Abraham know that God will provide a lamb (Genesis 22:8)?

What did Joseph mean when he said, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20)?

What does it mean that “the Lord is my strength and my song” (Exodus 15:2)?

What does it mean that Israel is supposed to be “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6)?

What does Exodus 23:2 teach us about not following the crowd?

What is the significance of burning the flesh of the bull outside the camp (Exodus 29:14)?

What is the significance of the words, “How the mighty have fallen!” (2 Samuel 1:19, 25, 27)?

What was wrong with the sacred pillars the Israelites built (2 Kings 17:10)?

What does it mean to “be angry and do not sin” (Psalm 4:4)?

What does it mean to commit your way to the Lord (Psalm 37:5)?

How are the steps of a man ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23)?

How is a day in God’s courts better than a thousand elsewhere (Psalm 84:10)?

What does it mean for God to establish the work of our hands (Psalm 90:17)?

What does it mean that children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3)?

Why does Proverbs 12:25 say that anxiety causes depression?

Why are we told to answer not a fool according to his folly (Proverbs 26:4)?

What does it mean that the righteous are as bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)?

Why did Isaiah preach naked (Isaiah 20:1–4)?

What is the crown of glory and diadem of beauty (Isaiah 28:5)?

What does it mean to “remember not the former things” in Isaiah 43:18?

What did God mean when He said, “I will not give my glory to another” in Isaiah 48:11?

How has Jesus surely borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Isaiah 53:4)?

What does it mean that “all we like sheep have gone astray” (Isaiah 53:6)?

What is the meaning of “waters of Noah” in Isaiah 54:9?

What are the ancient paths in Jeremiah 6:16?

How do I plead my cause before the Lord (Jeremiah 20:12)?

What does God mean when He says, ‘I know the thoughts that I think toward you’ (Jeremiah 29:11)?

Why does God say, “You will find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13)?

When will God fulfill the promise of bringing one shepherd over Israel (Ezekiel 34:23)?

What does it mean that God will reveal the hidden things (Daniel 2:22 and 28)?

What happens to those who walk in pride (Daniel 4:37)?

Why did Daniel ask God to “incline your ear and hear” in Daniel 9:18?

What is the latter and former rain in Hosea 6:3?

What is the meaning of “holy to the Lord” in Zechariah 14:20?

What is the significance of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children (Malachi 4:6)?

Why did John the Baptist proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)?

Should “for thine is the kingdom…” be included in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:13)?

Why will not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord,” be saved (Matthew 7:21)?

What does it mean that wisdom is justified by her children (Matthew 11:19)?

What did Jesus mean when He said, “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30)?

Why does Jesus ask, “Who are my mother and brothers?” in Matthew 12:48?

Why did Jesus say to cleanse the inside of the cup (Matthew 23:26)?

What events are the beginning of sorrows (Matthew 24:8)?

What is the significance of the command to flee to the mountains (Matthew 24:16; Mark 13:3; Luke 21:21)?

What is the sign of the Son of Man in Matthew 24:30?

What does it mean that the coming of the Son of Man will be as it was in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37)?

What is the significance of the centurion saying, “Truly this was the Son of God” (Matthew 27:54)?

Why did Jesus say that the demon could only come out by prayer and fasting (Mark 9:29)?

What does it mean to bless those who curse you (Luke 6:28)?

Why did John the Baptist say, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30)?

How will rivers of living water flow from believers (John 7:38)?

What does it mean that we are free indeed (John 8:36)?

What did Jesus mean when He said, “I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2)?

What does it mean that the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth (John 16:13)?

What is the meaning of the 153 fish in John 21:11?

What does it mean that God gave them up to worship the host of heaven (Acts 7:42)?

What does it mean that hope does not disappoint (Romans 5:5)?

What does it mean that where sin abounded grace abounded more (Romans 5:20)?

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35)?

What are vessels of wrath (Romans 9:22)?

What is the fullness of the Gentiles (Romans 11:25)?

What does it mean to weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15)?

What is the significance of the statement in Romans 1:22 that “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”?

What does it mean that a woman should cover her head because of the angels (1 Corinthians 11:10)?

What does it mean to be persecuted but not forsaken (2 Corinthians 4:9)?

What does it mean to boast in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)?

What was the incident at Antioch in Galatians 2:11–14?

What does it mean that a man reaps what he sows (Galatians 6:7)?

What does it mean that God chose us before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)?

What does it mean that we were created for good works (Ephesians 2:10)?

What does it mean that Jesus led captivity captive and gave gifts to men (Ephesians 4:8)?

What does it mean to submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21)?

What is the meaning of Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”?

What does it mean that we should think on whatever is true (Philippians 4:8)?

What does it mean that in Christ the fullness of the godhead dwells bodily (Colossians 1:19)?

What does it mean to put on love (Colossians 3:14)?

What is the mystery of Christ in Colossians 4:3?

What does it mean that the dead in Christ shall rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16)?

What does it mean to test everything (1 Thessalonians 5:21)?

Why is the church called the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15)?

What does it mean that God cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13)?

What does it mean to be rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15)?

What does it mean to come boldly to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16)?

Why is it not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins (Hebrews 10:4)?

Why is it a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31)?

What does it mean that faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)?

What does it mean that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8)?

What does it mean that even the demons believe (James 2:19)?

What does it mean that if you draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8)?

What is the spiritual house in 1 Peter 2:5?

What does it mean that the righteous is scarcely saved (1 Peter 4:18)?

What does “fall from your secure position” mean in 2 Peter 3:17?

What does it mean that there is no fear in love (1 John 4:18)?

What does it mean that we love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19)?

What does it mean that there are three that bear record (1 John 5:7)?

What is the sin that does not lead to death in 1 John 5:16–17?

Who is the wicked one (1 John 5:19)?

What does it mean that every eye will see Him when Jesus returns (Revelation 1:7)?

What does it mean that Jesus’ feet were like burnished bronze (Revelation 1:15)?

What are the promises in Revelation to him who overcomes?

What did Jesus mean when He said, “I have set before you an open door” (Revelation 3:8)?

What is the significance of the white garments in Revelation 3:18?

What is the little book that John eats (Revelation 10:9)?

What does Revelation 14:12 mean by “here is the patience of the saints”?