“If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.” (1 John 5:16, ESV)
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.” (1 Peter 2:2, ESV) These days there are an abundance of alternatives to a mother’s milk. There were no baby bottles, no Similac or other “formulas”. When an infant was hungry, there was only one thing that satisfied.... Continue Reading →
“And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning... Continue Reading →
That he didn’t understand what had happened to him immediately is clear because he had to run to catch up with Elijah. That he did understand, finally, is clear because he ran to catch up with Elijah.
Even in his doubt and fear, God whispered His love to him. And he was able to discern God’s voice. Good news for us; there’s always hope!
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4, ESV). I think that we often forget that the “Old Testament” was the Bible of Jesus’ day. There are a lot of portions of the Older Testament... Continue Reading →