Posts Tagged: God’s Kingdom

John 3:5 – Water and Spirit

We’re all familiar with the account of the Pharisee Nicodemus coming to Jesus at night. Jesus called him the teacher of Israel (John 3:10); as such he was an important, highly regarded man.  It’s why he came at night.  His intense curiosity about Jesus got the best of him, but he couldn’t risk anyone seeing…

1 King’s 19:10 – Elijah’s Lament

Elijah obeyed the Lord and received His blessings for his faithfulness, but that didn’t stop the prophet from fearing for his life at the hand of man.  Because of the tasks that God had Elijah perform, his life was constantly in danger.  In his human frailty, he grew weary and depressed.  Yet, Yahweh came to…

2 Samuel 23:6 – Like Thorns

King David’s last words tell us much about political systems and the nature of men.  Not long before he died, David wrote a psalm in which he exalted the Lord as he inevitably did in all that he wrote.  The Holy Spirit inspired David’s words whereby he proclaimed how good it is for the king…

Deuteronomy 12:23 – Don’t Eat the Blood

We read of certain prohibitions the Lord commanded Israel and may wonder what’s behind them.  One such that we come across today in our reading is Deuteronomy 12:23 in which Yahweh declares through Moses: “Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat…

Mark 4:26-29 – How Grows the Kingdom?

Many have attempted over the years to thwart the growth of God’s Kingdom.  Incited by Satan and his minions, men have done all in their power to keep the Gospel from going forth and “infecting” others.  The topic reminds me of numerous examples where – on the surface – it appears as though the God…