Posts tagged with ‘Old Testament’

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Faithfulness to Jesus

by Ladd

1 “After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect […]

I Am Convinced… Romans 8:38-39

by Ladd
fledging grackle

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 When we think […]

This Amazing Book We Call the Bible

by Ladd
Whale Tail Cloud

I was talking to a friend the other night about our perception of God in relationship with the conquering of the Promised Land under Joshua’s conquest. Some of the most difficult to understand concepts regarding the goodness of God stream out of the conquest. Why did God say to slay all the men, women, and […]

What it Means to Be a Child of God

by Ladd
pink rose with raindrop

In the Old Testament the High Priest would enter into the Most Holy Place once a year on the Day of Atonement. When he entered the Most Holy Place he would be clothed in new linens and over his heart he wore a breastplate made of precious stones in which the twelve tribes of Israel […]

The True Exodus

by Ladd
Reflection on Water

The central theme or event of the Old Testament was the Exodus. Moses led the children of Israel out of literal captivity and slavery to the Egyptians and forty years later they made it to the Promised Land. The reason for the Exodus was not only to free Israel from the oppressive rule of the […]

Seeking God…

by Ladd
mist over water

The Bible offers the following promises: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:31 “You do not have, because you do not […]

The Exodus Then and Now

by Ladd
Sea 4

1 “I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same supernatural food 4 and all drank the same supernatural drink. For they drank from the supernatural Rock […]

Barak, Jael, Sisera and a Tent Peg

by Ladd
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The story of Deborah in the book of Judges has to be one of the great episodes of Biblical history in the entire Old Testament. Yet, the story of Deborah is to a great degree not about her, but about a man called Barak, Jael, Sisera and a tent peg. Deborah is the only one […]

LORD God of Heaven, the Great and Awesome God…

by Ladd

Nehemiah said, “I beseech You, LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and loving-kindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments………O Lord, I beseech you, may your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and the prayer of your servants who delight to revere your […]