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 →
Do you see it? As the _Body of Christ_ we are to give ourselves do showing a lost world _the same exact love and kindness_ that God showed us.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father” (Matthew 10:29 ESV). When things in life just don’t go our way, it’s easy to question God. “Why did you allow this to happen?!?” Sometimes we get angry with Him, and that’s alright.... Continue Reading →
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6 ESV). I’ve always had the tendency to start something, get distracted by something else and not finish the first thing. It’s not that I don’t find the... Continue Reading →
”For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine" (Romans 1:11-12 ESV). Do you long for fellowship with other believers? Do you yearn to bless and strengthen others, and to... Continue Reading →
“Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2 ESV). This week will beIf you were to ask some of my friends, they would probably say that I’m a masochist because I set challenging physical... Continue Reading →
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered” (Proverbs 11:25 ESV). The world’s version of this verse is, “what goes around comes around.” Some call it karma. But the blessings of God far outweigh any cosmic balance sheet. The world does not understand God’s wisdom. They say, “Get what... Continue Reading →
“The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless: "Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?" He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from... Continue Reading →