The Unsearchable Riches of God – Deuteronomy 3

One might think that by the end of his life, Moses knew the Lord very well.  He must have had a good understanding of God’s love and power, having seen Him perform so many miraculous acts throughout Moses’ forty-year ministry in the desert and in Egypt.  But in his last days, Moses pleaded with GodContinue reading “The Unsearchable Riches of God – Deuteronomy 3”

The Counsel of Balaam – Numbers 25

25 Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. 2 They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3 So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel.  Numbers 25:1-3 NKJV Balaam the prophet and sorcererContinue reading “The Counsel of Balaam – Numbers 25”

The Divided Prophet Predicts a King – Numbers 22-24

The prophecy of Balaam: 20 Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21 “He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a King is among them.  Numbers 23:20-21 NKJV Despite their many years of complaining and grumbling against God, the peopleContinue reading “The Divided Prophet Predicts a King – Numbers 22-24”

Into the Promised Land – Rahab the Prostitute – Joshua 2

17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 18 And for about forty years he put up withthem in the (desert) wilderness. 19 And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan,Continue reading “Into the Promised Land – Rahab the Prostitute – Joshua 2”

The Ten Commandments – Part One – Devotion to God (Exodus 20)

God, in his great love, has offered to each of us a new freedom and a better way of life. We are given freedom from death through eternal life with Jesus Christ, and a freedom from the shackles of our past as we live each day, one at a time. We are free to partnerContinue reading “The Ten Commandments – Part One – Devotion to God (Exodus 20)”

A Kingdom of Priests – Exodus 18-19

5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.  Exodus 19:5-6 ESV To him (Jesus) who loves us and has freed usContinue reading “A Kingdom of Priests – Exodus 18-19”

The Call of Moses – Exodus 3

12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for fourContinue reading “The Call of Moses – Exodus 3”

Judah and Tamar – Genesis 38

26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers listened to him.  Genesis 37:26-27 ESV Judah spared theContinue reading “Judah and Tamar – Genesis 38”

God and Dreams – Genesis 37

By grace, God chose Jacob’s son, Judah, to be the ancestor of Jesus Christ, but He chose younger brother Joseph to have a much bigger impact on the development and growth of the Jewish nation until the time of King David.  The fascinating story of Joseph, his godly interpretation of dreams and his critical riseContinue reading “God and Dreams – Genesis 37”

The Lion of Judah – Genesis 29

35 And she (Jacob’s wife Leah) conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she called his name Judah (meaning “Praise”).  Genesis 29:35 ESV Despite making a series of deceptions and questionable choices, Jacob was blessed by God with a large, though complicated, family.  It makes for interestingContinue reading “The Lion of Judah – Genesis 29”