November 7, 2019

Rest is a weapon given to us by God. The enemy hates it
because he wants you stressed and occupied

Elisabeth Elliot

For some reason we feel the need to be busy, so busy in fact that the concept of rest is almost a bad word. Rest is for the lazy. Rest is never deserved...

July 18, 2019

Hannah was relentlessly taunted and depressed beyond what she could bear. All she wanted was a child. The opening chapter of 1 Samuel is a roller coaster of emotions. Hannah goes from depressed to joyful in a matter of verses, but the actual amount of time it took to g...

April 25, 2019

Israel found themselves in a hopeless place. The land God had promised to give them was overrun by towering cities, formidable armies, and fearsome giants. With respect to these facts, 10 of the 12 spies report "we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seeme...

April 17, 2019

In our reading today (1 Sam. 26:1-25), we find David in a position he has been in before, he has an opportunity to take out Saul before Saul can kill him. Rusty Hills, the author of Five Minutes with God, notes here that the phrase "the Lord" occurs 15 times throughout...

March 11, 2019

God expects a lot out of those that follow Him, but He also provides for His followers to a great degree. In our reading today (Dt. 7:1-26) these two truths are prominently shown through God's example and teaching to Israel. Here's what this passage shows us:

God Provid...

February 12, 2019

In last year's epic superhero movie, Avengers: Infinity War, there is a scene towards the end where our heroes are overwhelmed and all hope seems lost. As the enemy closes in, the sound of thunder reverberates around the battlefield and Thor, the God of Thunder, appear...

February 4, 2019

Ask the casual Bible student about what they think about the God of the Old Testament and they'll probably reply that He is seemingly much more angry and wrath-filled than His New Testament portrayal. While there are a lot of reasons for this different portrayal, like...

January 30, 2019

Today's reading (Ex. 6:28-7:13) shows us just how obstinate Pharaoh is going to be about letting the Israelites go to the Promised Land. In a show of God's power Aaron throws down his staff, which then turns into a serpent, to show Pharaoh just how powerful God is. In...

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