To Know His Compassion – Genesis 29:31-35

“When the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb…And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, ‘Because the LORD has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.’ She conceived again and bore a son, and said, ‘Because the LORD has […]

Returning to the Lord – Deuteronomy 30:1-6

“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God has driven you, and return to the LORD your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that […]

Lifted Up For Us – John 3:14-15

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:14-15 When the serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for those who had sinned grievously against the Lord. They expressed deep, continued distrust […]

The Lamb of God – Numbers 29:35-38

“On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly. You shall not do any ordinary work, but you shall offer a burnt offering, a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish, and the grain offering and the drink offerings for […]

Hurry and Come Down – Luke 19:5

“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.’” Luke 19:5 Jesus knew. He knew Zacchaeus was waiting, hidden up in the tree, to see Him. And that mattered to the Savior who seeks and saves the […]

The Wonder of The Cross – Luke 10:20

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20 When God begins moving in our lives, working through us and calling us to things greater than our own strength and abilities, we can find our focus shifting to those things. […]

The Inner Struggle – Psalm 120:1

“In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.” Psalm 120:1 So often when I read verses like the one above, I frame it in a mindset of distress caused by outside circumstances. Whether brought on or worsened by our own bad choices or through no fault of our own. But this […]