Impossible!

The prophet, encouraging the children of Israel as they were living in oppression and suppression and exiled in a foreign land, said: “Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children…

Rejected by God

 “Oil for the light.” Exodus 25:6 God knows all our needs before the needs arrive.  God instructed Moses not only to build the tabernacle but how to build His dwelling place. The blueprint for the place of worship was divine and given by God. The resources to build it were temporal and would be supplied by…

Hearses, Trailers and Graves

 “Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.” Psalm 31:5 It has been said of the dead “They can’t take it with them and there are no trailer hitches on the hearse carrying the dead.” Indeed, the words of Job are true:  ”Naked came I out of my mother's womb,…

Are You Provoking God?

God, observing the behavior of the people He delivered from the darkness of slavery in Egypt, was not only disturbed but angered at their unwillingness to trust in Him. God, speaking to Moses said: “How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which…

Are You “That Guy?”

“Have mercy upon me, O God.” Psalm 51:1 The cry of the sinner is simple, “Have mercy upon me, O God.” David King of Israel had been confronted by God about his sin with Bathsheba and Uriah. The word of God, from the mouth of the prophet Nathan, forced David to admit to God his sin. When Nathan said, “Thou…

A Life of Duplicity

"“All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.” Numbers 6:4 The vow of the Nazarite was a vow of separation. Separated from the world for the purpose of God. Not many would take this vow. Sad enough, many who did lived a life…

Infected

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.” Jeremiah 17:14 The people of God need healing. The need for healing differs from person to person but we all need to be healed. There are many types of healing that are required in the lives of the followers of Jesus. Physical healing is often the…

Wait or Worry

“Wait on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 David, who would soon be king of Israel, seeking God’s protection from the powers of the government of Saul, then king of Israel, ended his appeal to God with this understanding, “Wait on the Lord.”  It has been said that “Timing is everything,” and indeed it is true. The…