IDOLS!?

Photo by AltumCode And the man cried out against the altar by the word of the Lord and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on … Continue reading IDOLS!?

The Power of Forgiveness

Photo by Alex Shute. As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this- to preserve the lives of many people. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Genesis 50:20-21 The back story… Joseph is having a … Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness

When Unforgiveness Turns Into Malice

Photo by Eyasu Etsub And Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; For Absalom hated Amnon because he had humbled his sister Tamar. 2 Samuel 13:22 Amnon had fallen in love with his half-sister Tamar and through evil advice, he made a plan to rape her. 2 Samuel 13: 1-19 When he did, Absalom, … Continue reading When Unforgiveness Turns Into Malice

LOT’S CHOICE

Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities on the plain and set up his tent near Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning immensely against the Lord. Genesis 13:12-13 Lot had a choice to live near Abram but he chose to live near Sodom. Living near Sodom … Continue reading LOT’S CHOICE

A Sacrifice That Cost Nothing

Photo by Jefferson Santos But the King replied to Araunah, ‘ No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” 2 Samuel 24:24 There was a plague in Israel. God had brought judgment on them. Scripture doesn’t say what Israel had … Continue reading A Sacrifice That Cost Nothing

Recovering Our Plunder

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko: Then David sent messengers to Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, demanding, “ Give me my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to myself for the price of a hundred Philistine foreskins.” 2 Samuel 3:14 Here is the back story… When David fought Goliath, Saul had attached the price of his firstborn daughter, Merab … Continue reading Recovering Our Plunder

A setup for Transformation

  Photo by Hakon Grimstad Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28 Jacob was a man who had lived true to his name. His name means ‘deceiver or supplanter’. From the minute he came out … Continue reading A setup for Transformation

The Mark of Excellence

Photo by Diego PH Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him. Daniel 6:3 A little back story… Daniel is a captive in Babylon, he and other people from Judah had been carried off by King Nebuchadnezzar when he invaded Jerusalem. The king’s … Continue reading The Mark of Excellence

Possessing Our Inheritance

Photo by Amol Tyagi The people of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us. Yet all the Canaanites who dwell in the plain have chariots of iron, both those in Beth-Shean and its village and those in the valley of Jezreel.” Joshua 17:16 The Josephites had received their inheritance but hadn't fully … Continue reading Possessing Our Inheritance

The place of Rolling Away

Photo by Ross Findon And the Lord said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day. Joshua 5:9 NIV The children of Israel have been in the wilderness for forty years now. But, a time has come … Continue reading The place of Rolling Away