WHO ARE THE SCORNERS? The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. Psalm 119:51 Who are they? Is it the unbelievers who openly ridicule, who name call and attempt to shame us for our faith? Not always. The most hurtful … Continue reading WHO ARE THE SCORNERS?
GIVING UP ON MY SURROUNDINGS Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of … Continue reading Giving Up On My Surroundings
EVEN WHEN I CANNOT SEE HIM Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Then Jacob awoke from … Continue reading Even When I Cannot See Him
ANGEL ACTIVITY And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! Genesis 28:12 Jacob is on his way to … Continue reading Angel Activity
PASSIVE OR PROACTIVE? May he give the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojournings that God gave to Abraham!” Genesis 28:4 Isaac’s blessing to Jacob is beautiful and trustworthy. … Continue reading Passive Or Proactive?
HOW OTHERS ERODE OUR FAITH Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women. Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father, and take as your wife from there one … Continue reading How Others Erode My Faith
HOARDING THE TREASURE But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, … Continue reading Hoarding The Treasure
WHEN BELIEVING HURTS He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. Romans 4:19 Faith doesn’t exist if I … Continue reading When Believing Hurts
WHEN SOMEONE PLAYS GOD Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. Genesis 27:38 Rebekah played the part of God and how she and … Continue reading When Someone Plays God
CAN I TRUST MY SENSES? Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.” Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that … Continue reading Can I Trust My Senses In This?