Category: Biblical Insight

No ordinary baby.

Through Jesus, the earth was created (Colossians 1:26), but at the bidding of His Father, He left the grandeur of heavenly places and was tucked inside in Mary’s womb to develop and be born. Why? To dwell with us. (John 1:14) To show us who God is. (John 14:9) To die for our sins. (John…[View Article]

No exceptions.

I have a friend who claims the best way to read the bible is in large chunks so we can see the big picture and catch patterns. I fell a little behind on my chronological bible reading this month and had to catch up this week. I thought of her as the word “except” jumped…[View Article]

An important checklist

I prayed through some Scripture this week, pausing to pray here and there as people or circumstances came to mind. It is my favorite way to pray because my requests are springing directly from God’s Word. I like the confidence knowing such prayers are His will. Psalm 15 is short and sweet, but perhaps because…[View Article]

When we are not qualified to speak.

I have been thinking a lot about speech lately as I watch a whole lot of people have a whole lot to say about the lives of others, themselves, and the world. Words are flying. Not many seem to be quiet. I think about my own speech as I am tempted to say a whole…[View Article]

Do I ever look like an idol worshipper?

I am participating in Priscilla Shirer’s study on Elijah, which included the famous challenge Elijah set up with Baal worshippers in 1 Kings 18. Elijah and Israel were on one side and about 800 prophets on the other. (Half of the prophets worshipped Baal, the other half his female consort, Asherah). Each side chose a…[View Article]