Jephthah • Judges 11

Jephthah • Judges 11

Jephthah was rejected by his family and thrown out (verses 1-2), and then spent a seemingly large portion of his life with “worthless men” in a life of crime (verse 3). So when he gets a chance to go back home and be the head of the household, he jumps at it (verses 8 – […]

Every Word Fulfilled • Jer. 52:10

Every Word Fulfilled • Jer. 52:10

There are two seemingly contradictory prophecies that teach us just how literally God’s Word is to be interpreted. In Jeremiah 34:3-5, God tells King Zedekiah that due to his rebellion, his eyes shall behold King Nebuchadnezzar, and he shall be carried away captive to Babylon and die of natural causes. Yet Ezekiel (12:12-13) says King […]

O Despicable Me! • Romans 7:15-25

O Despicable Me! • Romans 7:15-25

There’s an inward battle between flesh and Spirit- a struggle between good and evil within man. Our sin-nature is ingrained in us, constantly in conflict with the Divine nature of God’s Spirit. We desire to do good, but we don’t do it. Instead, we carry out evil desires because we’re slaves to our sinful nature. […]

Be Strong! • Haggai 2:4

Be Strong! • Haggai 2:4

“Be strong, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work: for I am with you, says the Lord of Hosts.” The Lord is so good to encourage us time and time again throughout scriptures, and His word is the same yesterday, today and forever. We need to be strong in the days we […]

Well Done Good &Faithful Servant • Matthew 25:23

Well Done Good &Faithful Servant • Matthew 25:23

Semper Fidelis. Do you know the Marine Corps motto? It’s Latin for “always faithful.” As noble as that aim is, it’s hard to live up to. The Bible says that even if we are faithless he remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:3). The idea of faithfulness is linked to the ideas of loyalty, devotion, and fidelity. […]

I Have Not Sent Them • Jer. 27:15

I Have Not Sent Them • Jer. 27:15

In Jeremiah 27, the false prophets in Israel were more concerned with making the people feel better than they were about what was actually good for them. The Word of the Lord through Jeremiah was directed far beyond their temporary feelings and aimed at their more permanent well being. Salvation and restoration are always first […]

Why Me? • 1 Peter 4:12

Why Me? • 1 Peter 4:12

Life’s storms are also known as trials and tribulations. We’re either in a storm, coming out of one, or getting ready to face one. In this life, we will have many trials and sorrows but in Jesus we have peace. (John 16:33) Rest assured that sufferings will come our way as believers, but occasionally, we’re […]

Is what you have what you want? • James 4:2-7

Is what you have what you want? • James 4:2-7

The things we don’t have cause so much strife in life. Think about how much let down, disappointment, and even wars have occurred in our lives from things which we cannot obtain.  James 4:2 tells us, “You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do […]

Put Away the Foreign Gods • Genesis 35:2

Put Away the Foreign Gods • Genesis 35:2

Jacob knew that he couldn’t obey the Lord and go to the LORD’s house (Bethel) with idols. So he told all of his house, “put away the foreign gods…purify yourselves”. If you’re familiar with Israel’s history and the Bible in general, this may sound strange.  Jacob’s twelve sons (the twelve tribes of Israel) weren’t even […]

Conspiracy Theory • Jeremiah 11:9

Conspiracy Theory • Jeremiah 11:9

Conspiracies theories run rampant in our society. The word appears several places in the Bible, and in Hebrew it means “conspiracy, treason, unlawful alliance;” a group of men “that gather together for the express purpose to commit treason, or excite sedition or insurrection.” Isaiah 8:11 says we shouldn’t fear conspiracies of men, but instead God […]