(1 Kings 21) Once more, we have a picture of Adam’s garden. Ahab wanted that which was not his and Naboth was too stubborn to give the king what he wanted. While Naboth is certainly “in the right” by all legal and moral estimations, he still coveted the land of his fathers. Now we […]More
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(The Song of Solomon) While it is important not to allegorize this book, there is a clear sense of looking both forward and back. This is Solomon’s pursuit of a young lady, but the purity with which this pursuit is done is a model for all Christians today. In addition, it points back to […]More
(Jeremiah 32) The setting and timing of this event is as bleak as it gets. The Chaldeans are bearing down on the city of Jerusalem. They have been on a warpath conquering all of Judah, and the walled city of Jerusalem is one of the last holdouts. Jeremiah has been preaching to the people […]More
(Habakkuk 3: 17-19) In many ways, Habakkuk’s story is like that of Job’s. Though Habakkuk had not been afflicted personally with trial, God’s people were being afflicted by their neighboring nations. Assyria had conquered the northern Kingdom of Israel and Babylon had just conquered the kingdom of Assyria and would soon come to destroy […]More
(Matthew 13:44) This parable, I find to have some particularly interesting elements. First of all, the man stumbles on the treasure by accident, or, more accurately, by God’s providence. He was not looking for it and he found it in a field that had been tilled and planted by another who had not found […]More
(John 19: 38-42) What a drastic contrast there was in this garden. We are told that Joseph of Arimathea was one of the secret disciples of Jesus, and that he and Nicodemus (who dialogued with Jesus early in his ministry—see John 3) brought the body of Jesus to a tomb in a garden that […]More