And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and … More This Ladder: Think forever, and you reach not the threshold of His vastness.
And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” —Luke 24:31-32 Just two simple observations: 1. Jesus affects our spiritual sight- He opens our … More God grant us eyes to see and a passion for Your Word
Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. —Psalm 74:16-17 ESV Henry Law(1878): The works of creation teach as clearly as the works of providence and grace. In the realm of … More Changes mark the course of grace
“But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it..” Deuteronomy 30:14 In this passage, there is a clear picture of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. It is like a compass needle that points to the North Pole. Deuteronomy and the rest of the … More Deuteronomy and the rest of the OT point us to Jesus!
“Among the cities which you shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities for Refuge.” Numb. 35:6. Henry Law comments at Grace Gems.com: REFUGE is a thought dear to every Christian heart. It is, as haven to the ship, when clouds blacken–as dove-cote to the bird, when hawks pursue. When once the wrath … More Christ a sure Refuge
The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked. Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.” —Psalm 58:10-11 Imprecatory psalms are difficult to understand. Here are two comments that help us: … More Thankfully recognize God’s just displeasure
Numbers 17:6-8 Moses spoke to the people of Israel. And all their chiefs gave him staffs, one for each chief, according to their fathers’ houses, twelve staffs. And the staff of Aaron was among their staffs. And Moses deposited the staffs before the Lord in the tent of the testimony. On the next day Moses … More Jesus- The Rod
‘Place the incense altar just outside the inner curtain, opposite the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. I will meet with you there.’ Exodus 30:6. For those of us reading this in 2012, our eyes may glaze over and the geography of the temple just doesn’t seem to mean … More Henry Law: grasp mercy and survey glory at this altar
Genesis 41:56 So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. Henry Law, at “Grace Gems!”, challenged me to re-read Genesis 41 with eyes to see JESUS: The Scripture before us is precious, because every view … More Henry Law: Every view of Joseph exhibits Jesus!
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” —Genesis 32:30 ESV Henry Law, comments at Grace Gems: But is the lonely Jacob long alone? Oh no. A stranger suddenly draws near, and grapples with him, and strives with … More Face to face. Grace above grace.