One of the distinctive features of Arad are their lookout points giving a view of the vast valleys and grand mountain ranges surrounding the area. It was an admitted thrill to stand in the foothills of what was once Judah and gaze across to the mountains of Moab.
All of us deal with some kind of deep-seated fear. It helps to keep that in mind when reading Isaiah 7, for it concerns a king with deep-seated, and legitimate fear.
God conditions and trains us in the now to prepare us for future triumph.
Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom, seems to be a technical phrase—what this vision contains cannot be altered, for it was delivered by God Almighty, and is not up for revision or debate.
The way Amos chose to depict himself was as a simple man minding his own business, tending to his farm and family, when God came barreling in with an urgent message
Amos knew what it was to scratch out an existence with the poor. He had courage, endurance, tenacity, and righteous zeal. And like his dressing knife, Amos' tongue was sharp and to the point.
What would it be like if followers of Jesus, who walk the Way and live filled with God’s love and grace by His indwelling Spirit, were to embrace what that really means?
Part of our excursion last Saturday was to visit the once bustling and wealthy city of Magdala, where Mary of Magdala came from. It’s a beautiful settlement, made all of black basalt, which is plentiful in the Galilee from ancient volcanic activity.
...said Professor Michal Artzy of the University of Haifa, co-director of the Tel Akko Excavation, as she gave us a tour of the Tel.
My asthma had gotten the better of me yesterday--combination of lots of dust, hot sun, and exertion. So, today I stayed in the lab, and learned how to inscribe the pottery artifacts.