Pain and Purpose – Job 8:5-6

“If you will seek God, and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.” Job 8:5-6 “And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was […]

When We Don’t Understand – Psalm 32:9-10

“Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.” Psalm 32:9-10 “But for me it is good to be near God; […]

He Will Provide – Genesis 22:13-14

“And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns…So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The LORD will provide’; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.’” Genesis 22:13-14 “The LORD will […]

Our Portion and Inheritance – Deuteronomy 10:8-9

“At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD to stand before the LORD to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day. Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. The LORD is his inheritance, as […]

Waiting with Hope – Psalm 39:7

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7 In this psalm, the writer seems to be waiting for deliverance from discipline and for the Lord to deal with the wicked around him. But it got me to thinking about the different applications this statement, this picture of […]