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
In our Bible reading, we come to many instances of figures and shadows and symbols. We need God to give us eyes to see and understand. Remember the disciples who were walking along the road to Emmaus with Jesus? They were delighted as he discussed Bible with them and told them how it was ALL … More Manna, Jesus: The Bread of Life
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?
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. —Zephaniah 3:17 God singing? Loudly? Imagine the God who spoke the universe into existence with his word, now … More Our mighty, singing Savior
A multitude of different interpretations of the symbols and prophecies found in Revelation make it seem that we can never really know for certain just what is the point. Seals. Trumpets. Bowls. Is it too complicated for the average reader? I read many different commentaries, each with their view on what the seven bowls of … More Revelation: Complicated but Clear
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
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
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.
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped … More He shall reign forever and ever!
“For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps. There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves. For God has no need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in … More Remember your Inventor