Sometimes, death must come before life.
Finding promise in the pruning and beauty in bearing burdens.
We all find ourselves in the fire at times. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found themselves in such a place. The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, had invaded Jerusalem and these 3 young men found themselves captive. And the commander assigned them new names. Hananiah became Shadrach, Mishael became Meshach, and Azariah became Abed-nego (Dan. 1:1-7). These [...]
Victim = one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent. Joseph. A 17 year old kid, hated by his brothers. His father's favorite son, which undoubtedly, played into the hatred and jealousy the others felt for him. I know, I know. I just blogged about Joseph a week ago. [...]
"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity (fear)..." 2 Timothy 1:7
Almost everyone knows the story of Jonah. He is called to preach, runs away, gets swallowed by a great fish, gets vomited back out, finally obeys, then pouts about the outcome. Simple enough, right? For such a small book of the Bible, there is so much content in these 4 chapters. So much good information [...]