The Lord Sabaoth

The Lord Sabaoth

Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in front of all Israel, “Be strong and have strength of heart. For you will go with this people into the land the Lord has promised to their fathers to give them. And you will bring them in to take it.  The Lord is the One Who...
When God Gives You a Promise

When God Gives You a Promise

There are verses that I cling to during difficult days; verses that speak to me— that practically jump out! Though written centuries ago, the Word of God still fulfills its description of being “…alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword… .” (Heb.4:12)...
Go Where God Goes

Go Where God Goes

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it...
The Lord Sabaoth

The Case of the Lost Donkeys

The day before, the Lord had told Samuel, “At this time tomorrow I will send a man to you. He will be from the tribe of Benjamin. You must anoint him and make him the new leader over my people Israel. This man will save my people from the Philistines. I have seen my...
To Taunt or to Bless

To Taunt or to Bless

“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”  1 Samuel...
Heart Examination

Heart Examination

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 KJV How much do we know of ourselves? Whenever I find my emotions clouding my judgment, I find myself in...
When Time Becomes a Firstfruit

When Time Becomes a Firstfruit

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” Mark 1:35-37...
A Robe of Destiny

A Robe of Destiny

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. Genesis 37:3 I. The Colorful Robe Imagine how Joseph must have felt when he received the colorful robe from his father Jacob. He must...
Walk in the Way of Love

Walk in the Way of Love

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 “Walk in the way of love…” I cannot help but think about this phrase....
Even the Unborn Have a Story

Even the Unborn Have a Story

The Lord has chosen Cyrus to be king. He has appointed him to conquer nations; he sends him to strip kings of their power; the Lord will open the gates of cities for him. To Cyrus the Lord says, “I myself will prepare your way, leveling mountains and hills. I...