Posts Tagged: Chosen People

Ezra 9:11 – The Peoples of the Lands

Ezra was a righteous man, a man of God, who desired to please the Lord and do His will.  Because his heart was toward Yahweh, He used Ezra mightily to accomplish His purpose of rebuilding the temple in the midst of the Jewish people’s exile to Babylon. God shone His favor on Ezra and the…

1 Samuel 14:12 – Against All Odds

Early in the days of Saul’s kingship, the Philistines gathered a large army to come against Israel.  One contingent of this force camped upon a rocky plateau called Michmash, which provided a strategic advantage for the Philistines.  Upon seeing how powerful and well equipped this army was, the Israelites trembled in fear and hid themselves….

Judges 10:16 – God Grew Weary

In the time of their oppression from various foreign powers, Israel stubbornly and foolishly resisted turning to Yahweh for deliverance.  Judges 10:6 describes this: The people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the…

Deuteronomy 29:18 – Poisonous & Bitter Fruit

God so wanted His children Israel to love and follow only Him.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t an easy sell.  Spending 400 years in the midst of a pagan culture that worshiped many gods tainted them.  It wasn’t like what we’re told today in Hebrews 11:1 concerning our belief in Jesus Christ and all He has for…

Numbers 22:6 – Balaam’s Attempted Divination

From the very beginning when God interacted with Abram (Abraham), He pronounced a decree with everlasting consequences.  The Childre in Genesis 12:3 specifies an amazing law that is in effect to this day: “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of…

Antichrist’s Covenant with Israel & The Catholic Church

Original thinkers appeal to me—those who think out of the box.  Some of this ilk naturally end up far-afield and are completely wrong.  Others go against the grain of doctrine, i.e. what we know because that’s what we’ve always believed.  But, as Dr. Michael Heiser, one of my favorites in this thinking out-of-the-box category says:…