"And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, and said, 'I beseech Thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and … Continue reading Burdened for GOD’S Glory and Power
"And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them. And Solomon sent to Huram the king … Continue reading Who is Able to Build Him an House?
"And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa. And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their … Continue reading The Peril of Not Calling on the LORD
"Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, 'O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.' And Elisha said unto him, 'Take bow and arrows.' And he took unto him … Continue reading The LORD Was Gracious Unto Them
In appreciation of our Mothers and Mothers everywhere. Thank you Cameron Cloud for sharing this.
A Mother’s Work is Eternal
When we talk about the work of a mother it is tempting to focus on the physical actions of mothering. After all that’s the most obvious burden a mother carries – the constant cleaning, cooking, care-taking, comforting – the mundane motherly tasks that seem to mindlessly fill her days. That labor in itself is admirable and as the old cliche says – “never done.” But the role of a mother transcends the work she performs, and it is inadequate to praise her for those alone.
A mother is an indispensable element in the intricate, even delicate emotional balance of a family. She contributes the complementary femininity that interacts complexly with her husband’s masculinity. She provides the ballast of maturity that serves as a counter-weight to her child’s childishness. She is a stabilizing force to the pull of the family’s varied dispositions. She is the…
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"And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, 'O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; 'Behold, a child shall be born … Continue reading The King, The Man of GOD, and The Prophet
"And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine. And the king said … Continue reading When a King, a Man, Suffers the Consequences of His Sin
"Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then our preaching vain, and your faith also vain. Yes, and … Continue reading Victories Empowered by the Resurrection
"And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, 'What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? Tell us with what shall we send it to its place.' And they said, 'If you send away the … Continue reading When the Glory of GOD is Not Honored By His People
"Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. And the LORD said unto Gideon, 'The people that are … Continue reading An Army Too Large
"Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; … Continue reading The LORD Causes Discomfort for His People’s Gain
"Jesus therefore again groaning in Himself comes to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, 'Take you away the stone.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto Him, 'Lord, by this time he stinks: for he hath been dead four days.' Jesus said unto her, 'Said … Continue reading Take Away the Stone
"And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias, and when He had opened the book, He found the place where … Continue reading When He Had Opened the Book
"Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples, saying, 'The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay … Continue reading The Arrogant and the Humble
"And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. And Moses commanded them, saying, 'At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast … Continue reading Learning to Fear the LORD God