'Israel' Tagged Posts

'Israel' Tagged Posts

WHAT’S WITH ALL THIS “40” STUFF?

Did you ever notice how the number “40” shows up in the Bible history lessons we learned when we were young? 40 days and 40 nights of rain ushered in the worldwide flood of Noah’s day. Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights on Mt. Sinai receiving the law.  He spent an additional 40 days and 40 nights praying for the rebellious children of Israel after they had thrown God…

COMMON SIN & UNCOMMON GRACE

Paul once pointed the Corinthian Christians back to the sins of Israel in their wilderness days.  He then applied the lesson: “So let him who thinks he stands be careful that he does not fall.   No testing has overtaken you except ordinary testing. But God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but when he tests you, he will…

“THE BALAAM SYNDROME”

As the calendar year winds down and Advent ushers in a new church year, our thoughts focus on the future.  The Scriptures clearly tell us what awaits those who trust in Jesus and those who don’t. When it comes to the future, one writer describes what he calls “the Balaam syndrome.” You can read about the sorcerer, Balaam, in the Old Testament book of Numbers (chapters…

“NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING”

What do the following have in common – the Titanic, Napoleon, Hitler, O.J. Simpson, Saddam Hussein, Bill Cosby, you and I, and Humpty Dumpty? They all had a great fall!  The old saying is: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”  The Bible echoes that: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18) The Bible gives us case…

HAPPY IN OUR FATHER’S HOUSE

Some years ago there was a gal the news media called “Garbage Mary.”  When police picked her up at a shopping mall in Delray, Florida and took her to the hospital for evaluation, she was a filthy mess.  So was her car. So was her two bedroom apartment. Neighbors told of her scrounging through garbage cans in search of food which she took back to her apartment.  Police…