Commemorating and Remembering

Lev 22, 1 Cor 11:26 God loved his people so much that he established memorial days that they might focus on who He is and His provision for their every need. The seven feasts all pointed to Christ, who was yet to come. When He came, he established communion, or what we call the Lord’s […]

Purity and Righteousness

Lev 16-18 Two principles reign supreme: the life is in the blood, [Lev 17:14], so do not partake of the blood of any animal. Secondly, do not celebrate what God calls abominable. [Lev 18:2-4] Over and over, God speaks to holiness and righteousness to His people. They were to be a holy people, set apart […]

Working for God

Exo 38-39, 1Cor 3:13 The people gave willingly, and anointed workers gathered and prepared all materials needed for worship. Moses led, the people (finally) followed, and God was pleased. Imagine being there at the unveiling to see the finished “project,” a.k.a. Tabernacle. Each person could stand and think; I was a part of this. The […]

Partial obedience is really disobedience…

Genesis 12 to 15 God told Abram to leave and go to a land He would show him, and Abram obeyed.  He “went forth as the Lord had spoken to him.” [Gen 12:4] However, Abram did not leave his relatives or his father’s household as God had said to do.  How often does God say […]

Is God your Redeemer?

Job 19 As Job sat in dust and ashes and listened to his miserable comforters, he echoed the words of Solomon: “My assailants revile and conspire against me all day long.” [Lam 3:62] Yet, in all this, God’s words ring forth; Job is “a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and turns away […]

The Why Me Prayer

Job 6 -8/Ps 8 When we are in the mode of suffering, we often begin our prayer with “why me?” We complain, and we mourn instead of looking for that eternal purpose. There is a chorus that begins, “open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see […]