Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 23 March 2022. Today’s topic: Genealogy

The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.  Galatians 3:16 (NIV). I love how Scripture has such deep, dual meanings in so many ways, and how those meanings always ultimately point to Christ.  Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 23 March 2022. Today’s topic: Genealogy”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 13 January 2022. Today’s topic: The Faith Difference

For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.  1:13 (NIV). Paul doesn’t run from his past.   He owns it.   He isn’t proud of it; in fact, in other places, he speaks of it as one who is ashamed of thingsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 13 January 2022. Today’s topic: The Faith Difference”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 2 November 2021. Today’s topic: Thunderstruck

I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and asContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 2 November 2021. Today’s topic: Thunderstruck”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others

People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines.  They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.  Obadiah 19 (NIV). This verse harkens back to God’s original promise to Jacob/Israel about the land he and his descendants would inherit.   GodContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 19 January 2021 Today’s topic: Our Leader Forgives

Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.  Obadiah 10 (NIV). Esau forgave Jacob.  Jacob had wronged Esau by taking Esau’s birthright (which Esau had, until then, held in very low regard).  So Jacob fled and lived in trepidation of his older twin until theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 19 January 2021 Today’s topic: Our Leader Forgives”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah

The vision of Obadiah.  This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom:  We have heard a message from the Lord:      An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, let us go against her for battle.”  Obadiah 1 (NIV). Welcome back to the Old Testament, the Bible that Jesus learned and quoted.   Let’s spend some time in itsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah”