Posts with the tag “obedience”
Thursday, September 8, 2022
September 8th, 2022
Acts is a fascinating book in the New Testament. We have a front row seat to the early growth and expansion of the Church that Luke recorded for us. Acts often carries the additional titl...
Thursday, August 25, 2022
August 25th, 2022
Have you ever had a gnawing sense that God had something important and special for you to do? The prophet Haggai certainly did. He is regarded as “the prophet of the temple.” His mission w...
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
August 17th, 2022
Jonah may be the best known of the minor prophets. His four chapters are presented as a short story and easily read that way—a leading character, plot, twist, turn and resolution. His story...
Thursday, July 21, 2022
July 21st, 2022
Esther has a rather surprising claim to fame as a book of the Bible. It never mentions the name of God. Not even once. It is the only book in the Bible that contains no mention or refer...
Monday, July 11, 2022
July 11th, 2022
II Kings continues with the history of ancient Israel and Judah. It continues to record the events of the various kings all the way up to Judah’s exile in Babylon. In II Kings 5, we fin...
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28th, 2022
Joshua succeeded Moses as Israel’s leader. After Moses died, God chose Joshua to lead the people in their conquest of Canaan. In some Bibles, the heading for Joshua 1 is “The LORD comman...
Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20th, 2022
Genesis 12 features the call of Abram to go to a new land. God’s call came this way, “leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gene...
Thursday, March 24, 2022
March 24th, 2022
How long? That two-word question can keep us up at night and in a tizzy during the day. Kids in a car ask how long the trip will be. A patient may ask how long the surgery will last or h...
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...
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
February 15th, 2022
God often had to teach Israel a simple lesson. He preferred obedience to sacrifice. He wanted Israel to obey, to trust and to walk with Him more than all the sacrifices that they could po...
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...
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
December 15th, 2021
We all know from the Christmas story that Joseph was chosen by God to be the earthly father of Jesus. Imagine being that man! Joseph was bewildered, overwhelmed even, by what God was askin...
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