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Days Of Trouble

Days Of Trouble

Eliphaz may have been erroneous in his assessment that Job’s trouble was because of error in his lifestyle, but he had it right when he said, “…man is born to trouble…” (Job 5:7). Sorrow, labor, toil, grief, pain, trouble, misery, fatigue, and exhaustion, could all explain the original Hebrew word used here. If you have […]

And His Name Shall Be Called…

And His Name Shall Be Called…

The final name or title given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 is Prince of Peace, which, in Isaiah’s language, meant that as Prince He would be the head person, such as a chief or captain, of Shalom which includes safety (and figuratively) well, happy, friendly (and abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, and peace. As His […]

Promised Rest

Promised Rest

Hebrews 4:9 states “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God”. This verse from the Bible uses as a backdrop the unbelieving Israelites who failed to enter the “promised land” rest in Numbers 14, and it also brings us to view God’s rest following His creation in Genesis 2:1-3. The historical event of […]

Come Unto Me

Come Unto Me

In Matthew 11:27-30, Jesus shows us that no one can really know God except by His (Jesus) revelation of Him to those whom He wills to reveal Him to. But then He reveals the good news that it is His all-inclusive will and desire to reveal Him to everyone, saying, “Come to Me, all you […]

From Distressed To Rest

From Distressed To Rest

Looking at Psalm 143, we are told that the Greek Septuagint makes a reference to the rebellion of Absalom in the title, which rebellion is recorded in 2 Samuel 15.Whether this is the backdrop for this Psalm or not, one thing we know is that David has been crushed and persecuted by his enemy, and […]

A Secret Place

A Secret Place

In a world that is filled with anxiety, unrest, and fear, our heart cries out for a secret place of refuge from the “storm”. That place of refuge is not found by vacationing on a remote tropical island, a white-sand beach, or a mountain top cottage; it is only found in the presence of God, […]

God Promises You Rest

God Promises You Rest

God is a God of rest to those who follow after Him. God’s rest is threefold: there is rest for everyday life amidst the turmoil, strife, and difficulties of this present world; there is rest for that spiritual quest that is within us that cries for a relationship with Him; and there is an eternal […]