I like a nice clear finish line that tells me I have “arrived” someplace. Unfortunately, life doesn’t send up balloons and shoot off fireworks to mark graduation from some faith lesson. There’s often no delightful moment of pause for enjoying the moment before fresh challenges start up. I thought of this while reading about the […]
If you walked into the courtyard of the tabernacle in the wilderness, you would have immediately faced an intimidating structure covered in bronze called the altar of burnt offerings (Exodus 38:1-7). Planted like a monolith, taking up more acreage in the tabernacle complex than any other piece of furniture, the brazen altar was so large, […]
I’m forgoing my usual blog post today in order to have you read someone else’s. If you’ve ever wondered about your importance as an individual, you’ll be encouraged by this. Though we often see people who speak to great crowds as having more impact than Please click through and read Wally Odum’s “The Power of One”.
If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me (Matthew 16:24 NKJV). Have you ever wondered just what Jesus meant by taking up our cross? I’ve heard some people talk about their personal hardships as being “the cross I have to bear,” but does bearing […]
Incense is widely accepted as a symbol for the prayers of God’s people throughout Scripture. The incense appointed for the tabernacle carried a mixture of components which each gave off a distinctive aroma — stacte contributed the soft note of orange blossoms, onycha hinted at the sweetness of honey, galbanum gave off a piney sharpness, while […]