Now the serpent…

June 30, 2019

THE TREE in the middle of the garden proved to be a test and a trap—not just for Adam and Eve, but for the serpent as well.

Getting Back to Work

December 23, 2018

NOT SURPRISINGLY, the exiles who returned to Jerusalem in 538 B.C. got discouraged pretty quickly and left off rebuilding the Temple. Thankfully, God sent a couple of prophets to encourage them to get back to work.

Restoration

May 28, 2017

HEZEKIAH WAS a better king than any since David, and better than all those who followed. He repaired and restored the Temple, reinstituted the worship of Yahweh, and tore down the high places devoted to Baal and Astarte (not just in Judah, but in Israel, too).

Leviathan, Babylon, and the Titans

May 21, 2017

ISAIAH PROPHESIED the fall of Babylon before it had risen. At the time of the prophesies we read this week, Assyria was still the dominant power in the ancient Near East, but the phrase, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon,” was revealed to the prophet anyway.

Bulls of Bashan

April 24, 2016

It is amazing how much depth the scriptures contain when we actually look.

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