This has been a particularly sober month in the news. My heart and prayers go out to the many people who are suffering in ways I can't imagine. Our hope and strength is in our Lord, Jesus Christ. In him, we have a promise of a better life in the world to come.
This month we see how Abraham sent his servant out to Get a Wife for his son Isaac. Rebekah was a willing, perhaps excited, bride, facing the unknown. Isaac loved her. There is one who has an even Greater Love for us. We can look forward to the time of the future wedding:
I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God's holy people.)
Abraham commissioned his chief servant to return to his home country to get a wife for his son Isaac (Genesis 24:1-4). ... more
What were the instructions Abraham gave his servant regarding a wife for his son Isaac? What considerations should a Christian use in selecting a spouse?...more
Sometimes my heart aches for all the problems going on in the world. I only have to look back at history to see this is nothing new. ...more
Jesus exhorts, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). ...more
Keller, Pastor and author, writes: “The book of Jonah yields many insights about God's love for societies and people beyond the community of believers; about his opposition to toxic nationalism and disdain for other races; and about how to be 'in mission' in the world despite the subtle and unavoidable power of idolatry in our own lives and hearts. ...more
And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
“Our sister, may you increase
to thousands upon thousands;
may your offspring possess
the gates of their enemies.”
Volume 20 Issue 08
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