Personal Holiness of Church Leaders

“And when Joshua sent the people off, the Sons of Israel each went to his own inheritance to possess the land. And the people served Yahweh all the days of Joshua and all of the days of the Elders who lived days beyond Joshua, who had seen all of the great works that Yahweh had… Read More

What is your God?

“whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly and the glory that accompanies their shame — they are setting their minds on worldly things.” (Philippians 3:19) I can’t help but anticipate the contrast with Paul’s language in 4:8 as to what Paul would have believers think upon — that which is true and honorable… Read More

From Negev to Gerar: Genesis 20:1

“And Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negeb and he dwelled between Qadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.” (Genesis 20:1)   After the fall of Sodom and the surrounding cities, Abraham returns back to the west and the land of his sojourning. The Negeb (sometimes written as “Negev”) is the… Read More

The Lady in the Basket: Zechariah 5:5-11

“And he said, ‘This is Wickedness.’  And he thrust her back into the basket and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.”   -Zechariah 5: 8, ESV   The contrast that Zechariah paints here is stark.  While wickedness in the land both then and now is not small, for it is a great stench that… Read More