Archive for August 2, 2012
On a Sunday morning, over 2000 years ago, a small group of women went to a tomb outside of Jerusalem. They went to complete the burial rituals of their culture for a man they had followed and loved. You see, he had been crucified by the Roman government on the Friday prior. He had been crucified because the Jewish rulers in Jerusalem considered him a threat to their status with the Roman officials and a threat to their religious heritage and traditions. (It actually took place by the sovereign providence of God). Due to the customs of the Jewish Passover, More >
read the bible in a year: day 109 Acts 7:23-60
23 But when he was almost forty years old, it came into his heart to go and see his brothers, the children of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them being attacked, he went to his help and gave the Egyptian a death-blow: 25 And he was hoping that his brothers would see that God had sent him to be their saviour; but they did not see. 26 And the day after, he came to them, while they were having a fight, and would have made peace between them, saying, Sirs, you are brothers; why do More >
In Matthew 1:25, it reads that Joseph kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
We should hold what God has set in place in high regard. Joseph kept Mary pure while God our Father was using her to carry and bring Jesus our Savior in to this world. Joseph actually got married to Mary and then waited before actually having any relations with her. Many of us struggle to wait until God delivers before we start moving along with our building plans. We can learn an important lesson from Mary and Joseph. Jesus Christ has taken the church as His bride. The More >
Our belief in God’s wisdom supposes and necessitates that he has a settled purpose and plan in the work of salvation. What would creation have been without his design? Is there a fish in the sea, or a fowl in the air, which was left to chance for its formation? Nay, in every bone, joint, and muscle, sinew, gland, and blood-vessel, you mark the presence of a God working everything according to the design of infinite wisdom. And shall God be present in creation, ruling over all, and not in grace? Shall the new creation have the fickle genius of More >