It is one thing to read scripture, to hear God’s command, but a far different thing to live it out. This is what Moses discovered as he led the Israelites out of Egypt. In Exodus 18, Moses’ father-in-law Jethro observes Moses spending the day judging disputes among the Israelites. When Jethro asks why Moses alone […]
Read More Delegating God’s Statutes and Law
The blessings that God bestowed on Israel were not for their own enjoyment, rather it was so that other nations would know God and his salvation. As the last verse of the Psalm 67 states, “May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.”
Read More Blessings That Spur a Fear of the Lord
In Deuteronomy 10, Moses is telling a second generation of Israelites God’s instructions to them. These are not just a set of rules to adhere to, but a guide for their lives so they will prosper. God has given them so much, especially his love. “He is your praise and He is your God, who […]
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Read More Be Still in the Midst of Fear
The Lord has brought us this far, yet fear began to fill me again as I watched the army coming closer. “Can I just be still and trust the Lord will fight for us, for me…
There’s a lot we can learn from Moses about setbacks and failures. In this post we look at how he humbly sought to know God and His ways and nurtured a desire to find favor with God.
Read More I Know You Know Me
In a packed train, humanity closes in on me. I reach for you, but you are not there. Yet in the solitude of the wilderness, I heard your voice.
Read More Searching
God hand crafted each of us with the ability to accomplish His purpose. It is easy to become scared about what he asks us to do — seeing only reasons why it’s not possible.
Read More Pick Someone Else
It can be difficult waiting on God to respond to our needs. Often our impatience is born out of our expectations that God will respond according to our plans and schedule. This is what we see in Exodus 5:1-23 where Moses followed God’s request to return to Egypt to ask Pharaoh to release the Israelites. […]
Read More Trusting the Long View of God.
I frowned, wondering what he meant. How could someone be commended for just having faith? All the other hall of fames I had visited recognized people for their deeds, their great accomplishments. My guide smiled and motioned for me to follow him through a modest wood door
Read More The Empty Walls for the Faithful
Occasionally, someone asks me, “What is your life verse?” Some people I know will instantly answer that question, but not me. For years I wrestled with trying to identify one verse that would encompass my life — a verse that would inspire and motivate me to continue my walk with Jesus Christ. I found it […]
Read More The Entire Bible as a Life Verse