The descendants of Terach

“These are the descendants of Terach. Terach begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran and Haran begat Lot. Haran died before the face of Terach, his father. It was in the land of his descendants, in Ur of the Kasdiym.” (Genesis 11:27-28)   As we have mentioned, the scriptures are transitioning us from the life of Noah… Read More

Trusting God in Spite of the Things that May Seem Evil to Us

“And the words were very evil in the eyes of Abraham on account of his son.” (Genesis 21:11)   In the context, Sarah has seen the ridicule that is coming from Hagar and Ishmael and asks Abraham to cast out both from his household. Ultimately, the promise is to be through Isaac, not Ishmael, and… Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Sodom and Gomorrah (Sexual Immorality)

“As Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, in like manner committing sexual sin and going after each other’s flesh, they are set before you as an example of suffering justice and eternal fire.”  (Jude 7)   Thirdly, Jude deals with the sin of sexual immorality by pointing to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. … Read More