"LORD, there is no one like You to help the powerless against the mighty.
Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this vast army. O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You." Asa, King of Judah 898 B.C. These are words for worship; words for praise; words for prayer; words to remember. These are words to use when calling upon the One with might and control when our own words won't come. These are words to evoke the
Though ancient, these words from the prophet Isaiah sound all too familiar to our modern experience: So justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;
for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
Like the blind we grope along the wall,
feeling our way like people without eyes.
At midday we stumble as if it were twilight;
among the strong, we are like the dead.
We all growl like bears;
we moan mournfully like doves
It pricks your heart when you realize the depth of suffering the Lord’s servants endured. And yet, they remained faithful to delivering His Word. Take Jeremiah, for example. Reading through this thick Book certainly reaps respect for this man—for therein we discover an exemplary devotion to God which was sacrificial, to say the least. The poor guy was opposed, rejected, and ignored. He was beaten, jailed, and tortured. He was put in stocks, thrown into a pit, and hauled off t
Sometimes a passage of Scripture acts as a mirror. And the glaring image reflecting back is a most familiar image of something I've seen in myself. Recently, something I read that happened in antiquity glared ugly back at me, as if it were the here and now. See if you can relate (oh, please say you do!) . . . . “Moses heard all the families standing in the doorways of their tents whining, and the Lord became extremely angry. Moses was also very aggravated. And Moses said to t