Closer Look at Scripture

Cornucopias in the Bible: Symbols of God’s Blessings

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next week, a lot of people will take time to appreciate what they have. They will reflect on the good things in their lives like the people, places, and things that comfort them or make them feel loved and wanted. They will make memories with family and friends around… Continue reading Cornucopias in the Bible: Symbols of God’s Blessings

Closer Look at Scripture

Exodus Is a Type of Salvation: A Lesson in Responsibility

When Moses led the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt and into the Promised Land, this was a type. Yes, it really happened and had implications on its own as an event, but – like everything from Genesis to Revelation – it also pointed to Jesus. Exodus was a type of salvation.… Continue reading Exodus Is a Type of Salvation: A Lesson in Responsibility

Closer Look at Scripture

Decide to Become a Bondslave of Christ

The Mosaic Law was a very concrete thing. The Jews observed ordinances, performed rituals, and obeyed laws in the natural that were physical representations of spiritual concepts. For example, in Deuteronomy 22:11, God forbade His people from mixing linen and wool. It seems ridiculous that the God of the universe would make such a specific… Continue reading Decide to Become a Bondslave of Christ

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The Three Levels of Samson & Submission to God

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