'Solomon' Tagged Posts

'Solomon' Tagged Posts

“PRESS ON!”

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul soars to the very heart of God. He says:  “Whatever things were a profit for me, these things I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.  But even more than that, I consider everything to be a loss because of what is worth far more: knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord. For his sake, I have lost all things and consider…

A CHANGE OF WARDROBE

In the 3rd chapter of Zechariah, God shows us a vision of the high priest in those days, a man named Joshua (a different man than the one who fought the battle of Jericho). Joshua is a real person.  He is the High Priest of Israel.  He is a priest with an unfinished temple.  When the refugees of Judah returned to the land their fathers and grandfathers called home, 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…

THE JUST GOD WHO JUSTIFIES

Some years ago Harrison Ford had folks on the edge of their seats with the movie version of The Fugitive – spun off of the old TV series. The doctor was falsely accused, convicted and sentenced to die for the murder of his wife.  Of course, everyone knows that the one-armed man did it. On the way to execution the doctor escapes. His time on the run, all the while seeking…

“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…