Lately, the hymn It is Well with My Soul has been on my mind. So, I thought I’d refresh my memory on the story behind it. This song was written in 1873 by Horatio Spafford (1828-1888), a successful Christian lawyer and businessman from Chicago. In addition to his thriving law practice, Spafford was also heavily … Continue reading It is well with my soul
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalms 30:5, ESV) Problems seem insurmountable when you’re tired beyond your limits or when they wake you in the middle of the night. Because when the crisis is … Continue reading Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Being part of the Levitical priesthood had stringent requirements. Like the animals they sacrificed, the Levitical priests had to be perfect physical specimens (See Leviticus 21). After a certain age a priest was not even allowed to participate in some aspects of worship. Why so stringent? Because the priests and the animals they sacrificed were … Continue reading What most impresses God
Photo by: unsplash-logoQuino Al If you have ever looked at an Old Testament map depicting the lands at the time of men like Joshua or David what is striking is where God chose to put Israel. It was (and still is) not a safe place. Economically, it was a great place. There were major powers … Continue reading Vulnerable Yet Enviable
The Bible teaches election. It also teaches free grace.
Contemplating the greatness of God is not separate from our dealings with a difficult world. We deal with our difficult world through the power of an omnipotent God.