Tag Archives: old testament

Strengthen Your Faith

Strengthen Your Faith

I guess it was two years ago now, maybe three, that I purposed to read through the Bible chronologically.  Starting in Genesis, I read my way through the book with a couple commentaries and was blown away by what I was learning.  The parallels, the depth understanding the Hebrew words brought to the oh-so-familiar stories… Continue Reading

Our Shield and Great Reward

Our Shield and Great Reward

Today I am sharing with you some insight from Henry Morris’ book The Genesis Record.  His commentary on the story that ends chapter 14 of Genesis and begins chapter 15 includes a train of thought that blew me away.  I hope you are as amazed by this as I am today. Chapter 14 ends with… Continue Reading

Plenty of Perspective In Job

Plenty of Perspective In Job

Two weeks ago I began reading through Job.  It is thought to be the oldest written book of the Bible and it appears that Job lived a few generations before Abraham.  His life most likely overlapped both Noah and Abraham and he probably lived in the days surrounding the Tower of Babel, given the number… Continue Reading

Lessons from Nimrod and Babel

Lessons from Nimrod and Babel

Digging deep into those four verses in Genesis 10 about Nimrod set the stage for the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.  But, so what.  What does understanding the culture and the people of those days mean for us today and how can we apply it to our lives here in 2015?… Continue Reading

Nimrod and The Tower of Babel

Nimrod and The Tower of Babel

Have you ever wondered the point of the factual list-type passages in scripture?  I always did too and usually just skimmed them over enough to say I had read them.  In Genesis 10 we find what is known as the Table of Nations and that gives us a basic introduction and understanding into how the… Continue Reading

The Gift of Peace

The Gift of Peace

I never in a million years thought the gift of peace and healing would come to me through a familiar old testament story, but as I read through the story of Joseph’s life, God touched me deep inside. All along, I have clung to the fact that God is sovereign and in control; that nothing… Continue Reading

Inspired to Forgive

Inspired to Forgive

If anyone had the right to be angry, bitter and revengeful it was Joseph. I think being ridiculed and laughed at from childhood, thrown into a deep well and sold into slavery, accused of something that goes against your moral code and being punished for it as well as even being prejudiced against despite a… Continue Reading

Standing On The Promises

Standing On The Promises

Reading through Genesis has been so inspiring and eye-opening.  There is so much more packed in there than one can ever imagine.  Of course, the Holy Spirit reveals things to the reader- that’s how God speaks to us today, but WOW!  He has been blowing me away. One thing that has struck me as I… Continue Reading