Job and the Trials of Life


Job 1-4 A Blameless Man              God takes our worldview and our way of life seriously. Job is a central character that epitomizes his faith-filled life that not only lived by faith but was an example of that to the surrounding community and his family. Although his story is one of multiple tragedies, he excelled in […]

God is our Knight in Shining Armor!


Esther 1 to 5 The Hallmark Movie of the Past In every Hallmark movie, there is a knight in shining armor who swoops in to rescue a damsel in distress. God is Esther’s knight and He is ours as well. Since time began our arch-enemy, “Haman,” has sought to destroy the line of Christ. He […]

The Contrasts: Pride & Humility


2Chron 26 Pride goeth before the fall. Uzziah started with glowing statements of following God, but like Joash, who was faithful only as long as his mentor Jehoiada the priest was alive.  Uzziah, similarly, was only faithful during the lifetime of the priest Zechariah, who had faithfully taught him how to honor God.  Both Joash […]

The Danger of the Fading Memory


2Chron7 -9 God Speaks to Solomon When we are on a high celebrating, all goes well, but after the glow, the high fades from memory much like film that has been exposed to the air. Perhaps that is why God came to Solomon the second time to remind him that He is God and there […]

How do we explain this?


2Kings 21-22 The Hearts of Men You may be an honorable parent, but there is no guarantee that your offspring will follow in your footsteps—unless God intervenes in their lives and touches their hearts. For example, Hezekiah was an honorable man, but his son Manasseh was the worst king of all Judah! Manasseh’s son was […]

Blessings vs. Curses


2Kings 15-17 Obedience 101 God blessed His children by removing them from Egypt and placing them in the land of Israel. Moses reminded them to obey only God but they chose to ignore that command—over and over and over. Finally, God disciplined them by allowing evil nations to overtake them and remove them from the […]