Samson’s strength was legendary, and his antics with the three Philistine women in his life were nothing short of ridiculous. His story can be found in the book of Judges, chapters 13-16. It’s fun to read, but more than that, it can actually be understood on three distinct levels. It’s about physical Israel, spiritual Israel,… Continue reading The Three Levels of Samson & Submission to God
When Christians say we will do something in the future, we often follow it with the words “God willing.” It’s a reference to James 4:15 and an acknowledgement that we are not in control; God is. But the Bible is filled with verses that tell us what God will and shall do. And, when God… Continue reading God’s One Condition For the “Wills” and “Shalls”
Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” And, Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the garden led to exactly that. There was the physical death of the body, of course, but also the greater death of the soul. People are now dead in their trespasses and sins. It is only belief in… Continue reading The Red Heifer is a Symbol of Jesus & Sanctification
The lamp stand of God is a symbol of the Bible.
Money is a tough topic. Just the mention of the “t” word (tithing) is enough to stir up a lively thread on any social medium. But money is a part of the world we live in, and the Bible has quite a bit to say about it. In the Parable of the Unjust Steward, Jesus… Continue reading Lay Up For Yourselves Treasures in Heaven
Jacob was chosen by God. Before he was even born, God told his mother Rebecca that He loved him. When we look at his life, we see a life marked by the blessings of God. He was the father of the twelve tribes of people God would call His own, and it was through his… Continue reading Jacob Have I Loved: God’s Choice and Ours
In John Chapter 8, the Pharisees, seeking to trap Jesus by His own words, bring him a woman caught in the act of adultery. They ask what should be done to her according to the law. In response, Jesus stoops two times to write in the dust, and they depart from the eldest to the… Continue reading What Did Jesus Write In the Dust?
Most Christians are familiar with the scene in Luke 10:38-42 in which two sisters welcome Jesus into their home. Ever the hostess, Martha is busy cooking and cleaning for Jesus and His followers. She is working for her Master. Her sister Mary, on the other hand, chooses to spend her time sitting at Jesus’ feet.… Continue reading God’s Chastening: Be a Martha, Not a Mary
Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay The parables of the treasure hidden in a field and the pearl of great price are back to back in the book of Matthew. Both stories are prefaced with “The kingdom of heaven is like,” and both stories seem to tell the same tale. Someone finds something of great value and gives… Continue reading A Different Interpretation of the Pearl of Great Price
We strive for sparkly things that don't really matter when we really need to find God's true treasures.