In Ruth 4:6, a close relative of Naomi turns down the opportunity to redeem the land which belonged to their brother Elimelech. He tells Boaz, “I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it (NASB).” […]Read More Joining the Lineage of Jesus
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work (John 4:34, NASB) Do we hunger, as we do for food, to do the will of God? Do we seek to satisfy that hunger by working to accomplish God’s work? A wheat field is […]Read More Hunger for God’s Will
But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them (Nehemiah 9:17, NASB) Why do you hold on to me dear God? I would’ve given up on myself years ago, but you still hold me tight; still comfort me and teach me; […]Read More Prayer Journey — Gracious Father
Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory […]Read More Sunday Praise
They were confident in their own strength. Kings of their own domain. They used fear to motivate and intimidate people. These kings trusted in their own power and their armies, but it was all a facade that hid their own fear. They always knew deep in their soul that someday they would face God’s judgement. […]Read More Hiding Behind a Facade of Strength
Destruction was imminent to the residents of Jericho. In Joshua 2, Rahab tells the spies that Joshua sent to Jericho, “I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you (verse 9).” […]Read More Salvation in a Cord
Then Job answered the LORD and said, “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted (Job 42:1-2, NASB) You dear Lord can do all things. You created everything. You are intentional. Your purposes are righteous. Who can stand in the way of your will? I am […]Read More Prayer Journey — What is my Purpose?
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB)Read More Sunday Praise
Has there been a time in your life when it seems there is no path forward because the struggles seem insurmountable? Perhaps you can see the other side, but there are road blocks that stop you from moving forward. It is overwhelming to consider overcoming the barriers — a feeling of being swept away by […]Read More Insurmountable Barriers
The account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in Daniel 3 provides some interesting parallels to our choice of faith in Jesus or eternal death.Read More Who Can Save You?