Posts with the category “god”
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
February 7th, 2023
Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:10, “finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” What a blessing and encouragement to us! The good news is we can be strong in Him. We can do thing...
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
February 1st, 2023
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet and theologian. His writings were heavily influenced by various Old Testament books. One such book was Ezekiel. Coleridge once famously noted ...
Monday, January 9, 2023
January 9th, 2023
We find four powerful words in the opening four words of the Bible. “In the beginning God...” is the way the Bible starts (Genesis 1:1a). Those four words represent some profound theolog...
Thursday, July 7, 2022
July 7th, 2022
I Kings is a book of history in the Old Testament. At the beginning, David is nearing his death and preparing to hand off the throne to Solomon. One of Solomon’s crowning achievements (a...
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
June 21st, 2022
The second book of the Bible is Exodus. And part of this book chronicles the deliverance of Israel from captivity and slavery in Egypt. We learn how God moved in a mighty way to set His pe...
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
June 7th, 2022
Isaiah 33:3 says, “O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in a time of distress.” We can read these words as a plea or even a petition. ...
Monday, June 6, 2022
June 6th, 2022
Isaiah 29:13 says, “The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” God was not pleased with either the wor...
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May 31st, 2022
We know David as the writer of many of the Psalms that we have in our Bibles. His words of comfort and faith have encouraged so may people through the years. My guess is you have been b...
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
May 25th, 2022
We can easily find many passages in the Bible that speak to the power and strength of God. And likely, we can find many personal testimonies from people who have experienced divine streng...
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...
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
May 18th, 2022
In some Bibles, Isaiah 26 is captioned as a “song of praise.” The prophet blessed and praised God over the span of twenty-one verses. For instance, we find this often quoted and cherishe...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
April 19th, 2022
“Beloved” is a rich Bible word. Depending upon the translation that you read and the context of a particular verse, “beloved” can be alternately used with the words “loved” or “love.” I...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
March 23rd, 2022
Pondering is a fascinating activity. To ponder means “to weigh in one’s mind, to think about or to reflect upon.” We ponder when we are struggling for an answer. We ponder when we are bo...
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
March 22nd, 2022
Practically any conversations about God are limited at best. After all, we are humans and God is, well God. Last Friday, as I attended a Baptist gathering in Raleigh, I was fortunate to b...
Thursday, March 10, 2022
March 10th, 2022
Remembering is an important activity. We remember the things that have meaning and value. We remember experiences, people, situations and blessings. But we also remember trials, painful ...
Thursday, March 3, 2022
March 3rd, 2022
We know that God often spoke through prophets in the Bible. He used prophets to reveal something about His character. He spoke through prophets to announce the coming of His Son Jesus. Th...
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
February 16th, 2022
The Bible describes God’s attributes to us. It is impossible for humans like us to understand everything about God. After all, God is God. He is beyond our total or full discernment and...
Monday, February 14, 2022
February 14th, 2022
The love we find in God is perfect love. No love is greater. It is sufficient love. His love lacks nothing. It is expressed love. God shows His love to us. It is unconditional love. ...
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
February 8th, 2022
If someone asked for your address, you could easily and by memory state it. We know the street, the house number and the appearance of our home. We know how to find it. There is a sense o...
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 ...
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
January 25th, 2022
While reading a devotion prepared by someone whom I do not know personally, I came across a question he asked. Can God change your life? That is a good question. And it is a big question...
Thursday, January 13, 2022
January 13th, 2022
The book of Judges records a period of Israel’s history between the death of Joshua and the rise of Saul as the first king of Israel. About fourteen judges (though the number can be debate...
Thursday, October 28, 2021
October 28th, 2021
Solomon is commonly thought to be the author of Ecclesiastes. A variety of traditions upholds that view as well. 1:1 says that this book is the “words of the Teacher, son of David, king in...
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