The Hebrews were given God's miraculous protection that encouraged their obedience. God gave them His Law that resulted in their fearing Him. To become generous, God took them through an entirely different and extensive project.
Struggling through reading the lesser-known Old Testament passages and long prophetic oracles may seem to have little relevance to everyday 21st-century life. But there are important things we can learn from the Old Testament. First, the New Testament is based on the Old Testament. Second, the Old Testament reveals the character of God. Third, the Old Testament has transformational power. Its message transcends time, geography, and culture. It speaks to everyone, everywhere, in every situation.
Before our Saviour was born, God set the stage, so Christ could come in “the fullness of time.” So, we shouldn't be surprised that before the exodus from Egypt, God prepared Moses and the people for a life of worship.
Moses—who was getting his travel directions from God—seemed to be taking a roundabout way to get to the ultimate destination. But God has a way of doing the unusual—from our perspective—to accomplish the remarkable.
A promise is an assurance that one will or will not undertake a certain action. The promise motif arises early on and runs throughout Scripture, becoming intertwined with other terms, expanding and giving it depth.
Can you remember your slavery, when you were unable to free yourself from the bondage of sin? Do you remember when Christ set you free? It was worth the wait, wasn't it? So let the celebration begin!
Right about now, I’m shaking my head. How could anyone handle such a series of grief-laden ordeals so calmly? Think of the aftermath: bankruptcy, pain, 10 fresh graves...the loneliness of those empty rooms.
The phenomenal happens through our daily faithfulness to align our thoughts with God’s—to think biblically in order to act biblically...to fulfil our role in God’s plans!
Abraham loved his son, but he also knew his God. His life was built on the positive side of faith. Knowing deep in his soul that God is a God who provides, Abraham crested that rugged mountain with confidence.
Have you ever felt like you were surrounded by the things of God—the programs, people, and praise of God—but couldn’t find Him anywhere?
Rhome points out how the Bible quotes itself often. Jesus Himself quoted the Old Testament to explain His words. Chuck says the Bible forms a bridge to carry us from the old words to the new.