Remember the Lord – Deuteronomy 6

10 “And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, 11 and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and oliveContinue reading “Remember the Lord – Deuteronomy 6”

The Voice of God – Deuteronomy 4

4 Ram (was) the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon… Matthew 1:4 ESV The scripture above gives the genealogy of Jesus Christ in the lineage of the tribe of Judah from the time of the Exodus from Egypt, through the forty years wandering in the desert andContinue reading “The Voice of God – Deuteronomy 4”

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”

Contentment in the Lord – Numbers 11

“Are you not satisfied?” Someone I know heard the voice of God speak this gently to her as she was washing dishes at the kitchen sink.  She was thinking how life would be so much better if their family could just afford a larger home.  Hearing this directly from God was a life changing experienceContinue reading “Contentment in the Lord – Numbers 11”

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”

Judah in the Desert – Exodus 25-26

10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him, and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Genesis 49:10 ESV In the desert, there was no king yet over the Israelites.  Moses led the people as a prophet, chosen by God. TheContinue reading “Judah in the Desert – Exodus 25-26”

The Ten Commandments – Part Five – The Image of God (Exodus 20)

What does it mean to be made in the image of God?  Someone asked this of me once, and frankly, I was not quite sure how to answer.  Does this mean that God the Father has two eyes, two ears and a human face like us (and like Jesus)?  That may be a small partContinue reading “The Ten Commandments – Part Five – The Image of God (Exodus 20)”

The Ten Commandments – Part Four – Honoring Parents (Exodus 20)

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV Some of us were raised with ideal parents or stepparents.  This type of parent makes this commandment easy to follow, as we learn over time to show them honorContinue reading “The Ten Commandments – Part Four – Honoring Parents (Exodus 20)”

The Ten Commandments- Part Three – The Sabbath (Exodus 20)

12 And the Lord said to Moses, 13 “You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holyContinue reading “The Ten Commandments- Part Three – The Sabbath (Exodus 20)”

The Ten Commandments – Part Two – The Name of God (Exodus 20)

I have a friend who was once trapped in a world of alcohol abuse, who had lost all hope and was on a path towards self-destruction. One day, out of the blue, she had an encounter with the living God. She heard a voice clearly speaking to her, telling her, “Say my Name.”  In response,Continue reading “The Ten Commandments – Part Two – The Name of God (Exodus 20)”