It was time to go into the land after forty years of wandering. Joshua was appointed to lead the children of Israel after Moses died. God repeatedly commanded Joshua, "Be strong and of a good courage." As Joshua faced the battle of Jericho, the Lord made an appearance as Commander of the army of the Lord. With the Lord at his side, victory was his.
Paul addresses a New Testament church in Corinth with concerns that have come to his attention. He encourages the Christian workers to work, the Christian servants to serve, and the church members to love one another. There is one source of power, one example for us to imitate and that is Christ. May we all choose to honor Him.
Warnings given by parents, teachers, medical professionals and God are for our good. A loving God warns those He cares for. His Word has been preserved for our benefit. Peace, joy, contentment are all available through obedience. Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Acts is a history of the church - its early beginnings. One of the questions asked of those who watched the Lord Jesus ascending into glory was, "Why do you stand gazing into heaven?" Obviously, it was time to go to work. Examining some of the questions found in the book, we should realize some powerful truths. The book recording the acts of the Holy Spirit is still being written. Are you one of the main characters?
The Bible explains in Hebrews 10:17 that "In the volume of the Book, it is written of Me." The offerings we read about in Leviticus speak of our Savior. God offered His only Son to atone for our sins. We need to come to God acknowledging that He alone provides the right sacrifice, one that is acceptable in every way.
In Exodus we see the hand of God moving on behalf of His people to free them from slavery and oppression. He intervenes for them against the most powerful nation at the time. This happens on His timeline, not theirs or Moses'. Today, believers can count on His presence and intervention in their lives also.
How sad to leave a gift unopened when the Giver went through so much to present it to the whole world. This Giver not only saves us, but He also never leaves us or forsakes us. This is another book report, this time on the book of John.
Revelation - It's a revealing. Our Savior is revealed as the One who can wash us from the penalty of sin, if we ask. He's the One who submitted Himself to the agony of the cross when all power was His. He's the One who is King of kings whom all nations will eventually have to submit to.