I’m starting a Bible study on the book of Genesis, so I’m going to post some thoughts as I make my way through the book.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
First, there was a beginning to everything. Scientists are still debating this, although it appears that most are leaning toward there being a beginning. Regardless, the One who was there provides a detailed record of what happened. There was a beginning. Continue reading
Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
These words were spoken by Moses to the children of Israel. They communicate one general fact and three facts which are specific to the nation of Israel.
The general fact is that God is merciful. This is true for the Jews and the Gentiles. Regardless of who you are, God is merciful. Continue reading
Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Fear is a part of life. Some fears are minimal, but others can be debilitating. Regardless, when fear comes upon us, we should seek the Lord. The Hebrew word translated “sought” has a range of meanings including “resort to”, “enquire of”, “consult with”, and “seek with care”. These meanings convey dependence upon God rather than ourselves. It is saying, “I need help.” Continue reading
Scripture memory should be a part of every Christian’s regular disciplines, but it seems to have fallen out of practice with far too many believers. There are many good reasons to memorize verses from the Bible. Here are a few.
- It makes you less likely to sin. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11) See also the example of Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11. Continue reading