I’m a planner. I like lists, I have stashes of sticky notes around the office to keep track of my priorities and ensure the most important stuff gets done before the important. Have you ever noticed in the Bible His priorities aren’t always what we think is most important?
Christian encouragement and devotionals for your walk with Christ
The story of a nameless Samaritan woman at the well in the book of John is a short but powerful story in the New Testament. This story is filled with so many important truths for our lives. Her encounter with Jesus has so much in it that can impact us today and through her story …
It’s hard to recognize the importance of something in the midst of the season we’re walking through. It’s hard to see the reason we had to journey through some of the places we’ve been to. Sometimes we find ourselves like the Israelites, wandering around the desert and the promised land seems so far away. Day after grueling day they trekked on for forty years before they came to the place they had been promised.
It’s easy to honor our friends, to be kind to those who are nice to us… but when a family member or friend lashes out and tries to destroy us it suddenly becomes a very different story. This is where we find David in 1st Samuel. This is our David, the boy that fought the giant Goliath and won. The shepherd boy anointed a king. David, the harpist called to sooth Saul in his most tortured hours. The boy who became like a brother to Saul’s own son and given the hand of his daughter in marriage because of his amazing victory in battle.
Who are the Gibeonites and how does their deception have an impact on you today? The story of the encounter of the Israelites and Gibeonites is a powerful look at how quickly we can fall into a parasitic relationship and how God’s grace covers us even when we are undeserving. Joshua 9 shows us what …
The Israelites have been wandering in the desert for 40 years, Moses has died and now Joshua is leading the people. As we reach Joshua 2, Joshua is sending two spies to look over the land but especially Jericho. It’s not all that different from Moses’s entrance plan – except for one key detail, my bible says that he sent them secretly. He didn’t
The Israelites are way into their desert journey toward the promised lands, they’ve faced battles, and witnessed His provision, and have seen the glory of God come to rest on Mount Sinai in Exodus 24. They’ve got some experience under their belt, so it’s little surprise when God gives the word to move on and enter the promised land. I picture a scene from the end of Wagon Train episodes where the wagon master tells them to “Load ’em up and move’em out”… can you tell I watch a lot of old westerns?
In the Bible we read in Exodus 34 we read of Moses on Mount Sinai and His encounter with God, but this story can teach us so much about growing our relationship with God. The relationship between Moses and God is truly incredible and a powerful reminder of how our own relationship should be. This …