Posts Tagged: Yahweh

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If-Then

We’re all familiar with 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” This is a declaration and a prayer that…

John 11:27: Yes Lord, I Believe

An argument that many of the feminist persuasion make is that the Bible, and by association, all of ancient Israel, was paternalistic and that women were degraded – nothing but chattel – almost on the equivalent of slaves.  In their thinking, the culture that Scripture portrays is rife with offensives because women were housebound and…

John 10:16 – One Flock One Shepherd

God didn’t have to do any of this. He had no need that He had to fill. There wasn’t any outside influence on Him. God created us simply because He wanted to. No, maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps He did have a need. That need was to lavish the love bursting in His heart upon someone….

John 9:31 – God Listens to Him

For some reason, many people who consider themselves Christians believe they can live a carnal or secular life and still have God listen and respond to them.  In our present culture there are numerous people who go to church and live far from God, yet expect His blessings.  Who are these people?  Given the nature…

1 Chronicles 12:32 – Understanding the Times

If the days are evil, shouldn’t we know that? When all in the world isn’t as it should be, doesn’t the church have an obligation to understand what’s happening? And in knowing these things, aren’t we who believe obligated to act?  Scripture says, “Yes, indeed!” In 1 Chronicles 12:32 here is what we’re told about…

1 Chronicles 10:13-14 – He Broke Faith

What keeps us from drawing nearer to God?  Worse, what tears us away from Him? King Saul is the poster child as the answer to these questions. The prophet Samuel hadn’t been thrilled when the people he served wanted a king.  He was near the end of his life, and his two sons weren’t Godly…

2 Kings 23:25 – No King Like Him

Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, nor did any like him arise after him. (2 Kings 23:25) This verse indicates the high regard that God had for…

2 Kings 19:28 – My Hook in Your Nose

Hezekiah’s believing loyalty toward Yahweh earned him many blessings.  The Lord in 2 Kings 18:5 even went so far as to say: He trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. High praise…

2 Kings 17:33 – Syncretism

When people try to serve both other gods and Yahweh, the God of the Bible, at the same time, they are guilty of syncretism.  Merriam-Webster dictionary defines syncretism “as the combination of different forms of belief or practice.”  In ancient Israel, this sin was a serious downfall among the people.  In fact, it’s what led…

John 5:38 – You Do Not Believe

There have always been those who did not believe in the God of all creation. They have turned from Him in their willfulness or ignorance and followed other gods. These gods are indeed real; they are spiritual beings in rebellion to their Father who created them.  In the grand scheme of things, Satan has risen…