God the Father

Is God a Pacifist?

Numbers 14:18 – “The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.” After the Lord helped Deborah and Barak’s people win their battle, despite … Read more

How is God a Loving Father?

2 Timothy 2:13 – …if we are faithless, he remains faithful… Oftentimes, people get angry with God because He does not do what they want or give them what they request. In Judges, we see that, like a loving Father who says no often to protect a foolish child, the worst thing God could do … Read more

Is God with You?

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. When we are in these tough seasons, Paul’s words bring much encouragement, hope, and resolve: “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and … Read more

Who is God?

1 Thessalonians 1:1 – Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. There are perhaps two foundational things that every Christian needs to learn early in their faith walk. One, who is the God they believe in? Two, who … Read more

Our God Is…

Nehemiah 9:32 – “Now, therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love…” Throughout this prayer in Nehemiah 9, considered to be the longest prayer in the Old Testament, God’s character remains in constant sharp focus, quoting God’s self-explanation in Exodus 34:5-7. These verses are referenced more … Read more

God is Faithful to His Promises

Genesis 25:7-8 – These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life, 175 years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. In our day of blended families, we can easily forget that, in the Old Testament, the family dynamics … Read more

Zamzam Well

Genesis 21:19 – Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.  At the behest of his wife, Sarah, Abraham sends his son, Ishmael, and his mistress, Hagar, out into the wilderness once the promised son, Isaac, … Read more

Vitamin K and Circumcision

Genesis 21:13 – “And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also, because he is your offspring.”  Near the turn of the 20th century, a new prize was first awarded called the Nobel Prizes in the area of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace, as requested by Alfred … Read more

God Saves Us from Ourselves

Genesis 20:17 – Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children. In the last devo, we saw in Genesis 20 how Abraham made the same foolish mistake as earlier in the book by, once again, trying to give his wife Sarah away. … Read more