Ecclesiastes 11:9–12:8 (NKJV) 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. 10 Therefore remove sorrow from your … Continue reading Remember Your Creator
Ecclesiastes 9:1–12 (NKJV) 9:1 For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. 2 All things come alike to all: One event happens … Continue reading The Blessed, The Dead, The Happy, & The Winners
Ecclesiastes 8:2–9 (NKJV) 2 I say, “Keep the king’s commandment for the sake of your oath to God. 3 Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.” 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power; And who may … Continue reading
Ecclesiastes 3:16–4:3 (NKJV) 16 Moreover I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, Wickedness was there; And in the place of righteousness, Iniquity was there. 17 I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” 18 I said in … Continue reading Death Is Coming: Get Busy!
Do Not Be Afraid! When the people were to see their enemy, stronger and more numerous than themselves, God would be with them, and they should not fear. Instructions from Officers were to be obeyed, and some of them were as such: if you have not dedicated your house, then dedicate it so it will … Continue reading War and Death (Deuteronomy 20:1 – 21:9)
Moses and Aaron were called up to Mount Hor for an orderly succession of power from Aaron to his son Eleazar as high priest. Once Aaron was stripped of his priestly garments, they were placed on Eleazar and the transfer was complete. After that, Aaron died and was buried on the mountain. He was not … Continue reading The Death of Aaron (Numbers 20:22 – 21:3)
God tells Moses how that Pharaoh's hard was hardened, then proceeded to instruct him on how to inflict the first plague. Many inanimate objects and animals were regarded as gods in the Egyptian nation. In the first plague, Moses was sent to turn the Nile River to blood, as well as all the water of … Continue reading The First Two Plagues: God[Yahweh] v. gods[The Nile and Heqet] (Exodus 7:14-8:15)
In this passage, Abraham loses his wife Sarah in chapter 23, then sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac in chapter 24. Sarah dies after the fulfillment of the promise of a son. Abraham wanted to give her a proper burial, but had no proper place in which to inter his wife. He … Continue reading A Funeral and a Wedding (Genesis 23-24)