Posts with the category “biblical-characters”
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
May 24th, 2022
Ezekiel ended his prophecy after forty-eight chapters with a four-word state-ment: The LORD is there (Ezekiel 48:35). The prophet made a declarative statement. The LORD is there. The divi...
Thursday, May 19, 2022
May 19th, 2022
In Daniel 9, we read the great prayer of confession that Daniel prayed on behalf of the people of Israel. In this prayer, the prophet acknowledged Israel’s sinfulness and rebellion against...
Monday, May 16, 2022
May 16th, 2022
Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament. He was one of the minor prophets with a book that spans only four chapters. In Malachi 3, the prophet spoke about the Lord God returning to H...
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
May 11th, 2022
Haggai was an Old Testament prophet. His prophecy spans only two chapters and can be read in its entirety in probably five to ten minutes. He is one of the Bible’s minor prophets. Not mi...
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
April 26th, 2022
The story of Jesus and Zacchaeus is one of the more engaging ones in Scripture. You may remember in Luke 19 when Jesus entered Jericho and met Zacchaeus. Luke tells us four things about t...
Monday, April 25, 2022
April 25th, 2022
Things left undone can be bothersome and worrisome. They can haunt us and follow us. Deadlines, appointments, work and obligations can linger and cast a huge shadow. In Luke 18, Jesus ...
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
April 20th, 2022
Mephibosheth is one of the Bible names and characters that we can easily run past or even forget about altogether. His name is both big and a bit odd. Not many new born babies today are na...
Monday, March 7, 2022
March 7th, 2022
“One thing you lack.” Those four words can sound rather haunting or biting. When we first hear those words, they can easily rub us the wrong way and leave us feeling angry or seething. But c...
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
March 1st, 2022
Each day we likely have opportunities to trust God in some way. We may not always recognize these opportunities. Sometimes God may be hidden or hard to see. But there He is. He is in...
Thursday, February 3, 2022
February 3rd, 2022
Moses is a huge figure in Israel’s history. He led the people on an Exodus out of Egypt. He guided the people through the wilderness to the edge of the Promised Land that God had chosen ...
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
February 2nd, 2022
The life of Peter is a fascinating one to study. When we first meet him in Scripture, he is a fisherman. He is working the nets to make a living. One day, his life changed forever when...
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
February 1st, 2022
Some dictionaries define fatigue as an extreme form of tiredness that can come from exertion or illnesses. You may have suffered from fatigue when battling an illness. Some medications li...
Monday, January 31, 2022
January 31st, 2022
The Exodus was the central event in the Old Testament. With Moses at the helm, God set about to teach Israel His ways. The time in the wilderness was as much about getting Egypt out of ...
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
January 26th, 2022
Transfiguration is a big, big word. It is also a Bible word. We find the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration in Matthew 17 (and also in Mark 9 and Luke 9). The backstory goes like this. Je...
Thursday, January 20, 2022
January 20th, 2022
Hannah is a popular name for girls. It is also a biblical name that we find in I Samuel. She was the mother of Samuel. The name Hannah means God’s favor or God’s grace. She was married t...
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
January 19th, 2022
In Ruth’s story, we meet a man named Boaz who would become her husband. His name meant “quickness.” He introduced us to an intriguing role known as a “kinsman-redeemer.” We likely do not ...
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
January 18th, 2022
Ruth is a small book in the Old Testament named for the book’s leading and primary character. We can say two things about Ruth for certain. First, she knew the experience of sadness and lo...
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