What’s in a Name?

Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah of the tribe of Judah. And the chief of the eunuchs gave them names: Daniel he called Belteshazzar, Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach, and Azariah he called Abednego.Daniel 1:6-7 ESV Nebuchadnezzer brought these youths into his fold. He tok them from their suffering (the... Continue Reading →

A Light to My Feet.

You know that moment when the lights in a theater go down and the entire room becomes dark? In the darkness do you ever notice the glaring red EXIT signs? What about the tiny lights placed along the pathway to lead you to safety? God's Word is a lot like those little safety lights. Your... Continue Reading →

Without Measure.

...God does not give him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!John 3:34 God doesn't allot us a certain amount of His Spirit every day and if we use up the amount, that's it, no more. God pours out His Spirit without measure. Our operation within... Continue Reading →

Walking the Dark Path.

Why does God lead us on paths of darkness and not light? Why does He allow all the destruction, the terror, and injustice that comes into our lives and those around us? Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com I am [Jeremiah] the man who has seen affliction under the rod of His wrath. He has... Continue Reading →

When We Fast…

"And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on a dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already. But when you fast, perfume your head and wash... Continue Reading →

While You Were Secure.

Trouble doesn't come unexpectedly. God, Who knows the beginning and the end, knows when trouble will come and He will not leave His people clueless or defenseless. He warns us ahead of time, speaking to us and instructing us. It is up to us if we will listen, even in our security. "I spoke to... Continue Reading →

The Two Trees.

Jeremiah 17:5-8 gives a very descriptive contrast between the person that follows man's way and the person that follows the Lord's way. One is overcome with no hope of sustenance, while the other thrives even in impossible conditions. A Juniper in Arabah Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com "Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind.... Continue Reading →

Count It All Joy.

Joy is a celebration. "Then the Israelites, including the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy...They observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days with joy, because the Lord had made them joyful, having changed the Assyrian king's attitude toward them, so... Continue Reading →

A New Testament God in the Old Testament.

"...That I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord."Jeremiah 9:24 amp When we think of the Old Testament, the words that come to mind are often Rules and Punishment. Destruction. We all know that God is the same yesterday, today, and... Continue Reading →

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