Sin. Betrayal. Evil. Joseph’s brothers’ evil intentions to kill him shaped his life forever. The consequences from their actions are part of his history. Joseph doesn’t excuse their behavior or act as if it never happened. BUT he sees God’s hand in his brothers’ treachery. He believes that God was working His purpose out through their sinful … More Joseph’s story: God’s plan, providence and purposes
When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” —Acts 11:18 ESV God Granted Gentiles Glory to God! The Greek word for “Gentiles” is ethne, and is often translated “nations.” The early church, made up of mostly new … More God grants repentance and gets the glory!
Genesis 19:12-17 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” … More God pursues with amazing mercy
R.C. Sproul says Genesis 15:17 is his all-time favorite verse… “When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. “ Hmmm…. There must be some mistake…. Really? Smoking fire pot? Really? Flaming torch? Let’s look at the context of the passage. … More A favorite Bible verse about a smoking fire pot?
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, (Acts 3:19-20 ESV) Today, in the readings from Matthew 3 and Act 3, we read the same call to … More Repent!
One of the benefits of a Bible reading plans that draws from different sections of the Bible each day is that there are times when you are struck with similarities between passages. Today is one of those days. In Matthew 1 yesterday, we read that Mary was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. … More Promises, the Holy Spirit and new birth
According to this song, popularized by the Statler Brothers, Well the Lord looked down from his window in the sky And said I created man but I don’t remember why Nothin’ but fightin’ since creation day I’ll send a little water and I’ll wash’em all away So the Lord came down to look around a … More We all need grace