Gifts for His glory

The building of the tabernacle, described in our Bible reading portion for today (Exodus 35-37) required two vital components: goods and services. First, there was a need for the raw materials from which the tabernacle and  all its furnishings were to be made. This included precious metals (gold and silver and bronze), precious stones(onyx), animal … More Gifts for His glory

Control the Hawk?

God to Job: “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?” In Job 39, we see a list of animals that Job can’t in any sense govern or rule. Adam was given … More Control the Hawk?

Silver and gold can’t deliver

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the LORD. Zephaniah 1:18 is pretty clear….our money, our prized possessions, will do us no good when we stand before the Lord on that day. I was reminded of the lame man begging at the gate in Jerusalem when Peter and John came by. He thought he needed money. “I have no silver and … More Silver and gold can’t deliver

Hail th’incarnate Deity

Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’incarnate Deity, Pleased with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” As we hear Christmas carols this … More Hail th’incarnate Deity

Our thirst for God can be quenched because Jesus was thirsty for us.

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”  A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he … More Our thirst for God can be quenched because Jesus was thirsty for us.