Our Good Shepherd – Exodus 12-14; Psalm 23

For nearly 400-years the children of Israel had lived in Egypt. Initially, I can see that God allowed them to move there to survive the drought occurring throughout the region. God had placed Joseph there many years before for just such a reason. Perhaps God allowed them to remain there after the drought had ended... Continue Reading →

How to Pray for One Another – Spiritual Strength (4/4)

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;Ephesians 3:16 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;Colossians 1:11 For the context we need to consider to "For this cause..." statements. One... Continue Reading →

Raising Ebenezers

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up... He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”1 Samuel 7:12 God knows we too-quickly forget the good He has done for us. So, He has always provided ways to remind us of Who He is and what He has done. Feasts and Memorials... Continue Reading →

Better or Bitter? Genesis 37-46; Psalm 16

Whenever we face hurts and difficulties in life we will face a decision, "Will I become better, or bitter." Every hurt, every loss, each and every pain has the potential to change us. How these times change us depends on our actions and reactions. In the life of Joseph we see many hurts and betrayals.... Continue Reading →

Genesis 30-32; Psalm 11

And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian...Genesis 31:20 Lies, deceit, and manipulation were a perinnial problem in the life of Jacob. Not only does Jacob show a lack of integrity at times, but so do others around him. I have to wonder how much his lack of honesty encouraged similar behavior in those... Continue Reading →

National Repentance – Quotes from Charles Spurgeon

Every now and then I'll find in my personal library a book which I cannot remember buying, receiving, or borrowing. So, if the book I'm about to mention is borrowed and actually belongs to you, let me know. 😉 The book is titled, "Only a Prayer Meeting - Studies on Prayer Meetings and Prayer Meeting... Continue Reading →

Genesis 15-17; Psalm 6

Genesis 15-17 I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:1 Many years previous God had promised to Abram and Sarai that they would have a son. But in their impatience, they tried to force the hand of God and Abram had a son by Sarai's maid, Hagar. Now, having... Continue Reading →

Genesis 12-14; Psalm 5

Genesis 12 open up to us the life of Abram, who later God would rename Abraham. We don't have a list of others in Abram's generation who disobeyed, but we do have a record of Abram's faith. We see that each time he called on the Lord or obeyed a command from the Lord, blessings... Continue Reading →

Genesis 10-11; Psalm 4

Genesis 10-11 Chapter 10 may seem to be one of those chapters to get through in order to get on with the rest of the story. After all, how does a list of names and nations compare to the devastating rebellion and judgment at Babel? But looked at another way, chapter 10 serves as one... Continue Reading →

Genesis 6-9; Psalm 3

Genesis 6-9 Several words stand out to me in this passage. Words that describe humanity include, wickedness (6:5)evil (6:5)violence (6:10)corrupt (6:12) Yet, Noah found grace in the eyes of God. Words associated with Noah include, JustPerfect (not sinless, but upright)Walked with GodRighteous We could add obedient and faithful to that list as Noah obeys God... Continue Reading →

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