'Abraham' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

'Abraham' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

THE WISDOM OF GOD

Those who have heard of Albert Schweitzer have a number of images come to mind. That’s understandable.  In his 90 years, Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a brilliant philosopher, physician, musician, clergyman and theological writer.  Before he was 30 he won an international reputation as a writer, organist and organ builder.  He was also an authority on the works of the…

“TAUGHT BY GOD”

In a world that had largely lost the Bible, the goal of Luther and others was that all of God’s people might be Theodidacti – “Taught by God.” To that end, Luther wrote The Small Catechism as a short summary of the very basics that every Christian ought to know about God – His law in the Commandments, His gospel in the three articles of the Creed, how to pray with the…

THE ADVANTAGES OF POVERTY?

“Blessed are you who are poor,” said Jesus (Luke 6:30 EHV).  That sounds almost un-American.  What blessing or advantage could there be in poverty – of body – or of spirit? James answers that by posing another question:  “”Listen, my dear brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom, which He promised to…

“THOSE WHO HAVE PERSEVERED”

Satan himself was permitted to afflict the ancient sufferer Job in his very body. So it is with the “daughter of Abraham” we meet in the 13th chapter of Luke.  We are not told what God’s purpose was in allowing the poor woman to suffer.  A loving God does not always tell us. What we are told is how long she had suffered.  Jesus refers to her as one “whom Satan has kept…

“GLORY!”

In Genesis 15, Abraham sees a vision of a smoking fire pot and a blazing torch moving between the sacrificial animal pieces – a vision of “the glory of the Lord.”    This combination of fire and smoke appears in various forms throughout the Old Testament – in the burning bush, in the pillar of cloud and fire in the wilderness, in the thunder, fire and smoke on Mt. Sinai…