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Beautiful promises of redemption from our Lord.

...continue reading "Isaiah 43"

The Lord calls out to the Coastlands (Islands/the nations) to listen to His case against them in silence and then to speak their case, if they have one. (Spoiler alert...they don't.)

...continue reading "Isaiah 41"

This chapter includes 2 of the 5 "woes" in this section of Isaiah, Chapters 28-31.

...continue reading "Isaiah 29 (Judah/Jerusalem)"

God's tone in Chapter 11 softens, but beginning in 11:12, He once again focuses on their choices that led to this disastrous ending.

...continue reading "Hosea 12 (Israel and Judah)"

Micah verse 1 gives us the introductory comments for the book. Micah of Moresheth received the word of the Lord during the reign of Judah's kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.

...continue reading "Micah 1 (Judah and Israel)"

I've started to reread the Bible and am going through Genesis. Yesterday, before we left for church, I read Genesis 28. In this chapter Jacob is leaving his home, basically running from his brother, Esau, who wants to kill him (not without cause).

When the sun sets, Jacob stops and falls asleep, during which he has his famous "Jacob's ladder" dream. God speaks to him in this dream, confirming the covenant with Abraham and Isaac.

When Jacob awakes he says, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." The chapter goes on to say that Jacob was afraid and added, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of the God, and the gate of heaven." ...continue reading "The House of God – Genesis 28"