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Joseph’s Life and Lessons, Part 6

Joseph was actually being far more gracious than his brothers had been toward him. He was giving them a way to prove their integrity and character whereas with Joseph, the brothers gave him no chance in spite of the fear Joseph may have exhibited to them. They showed him no mercy but Joseph is being very merciful here.

Continue Reading March 5, 2019 at 3:29 PM 1 comment

Joseph’s Life and Lessons, Part 1

One parallel we can make between Joseph and Jesus is that just as Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers, Jesus also was sold by his own fellow Jews. Joseph had done nothing morally wrong that warranted him being treated so badly. It’s even possible that as a 17-year-old young man, the things he said to his brothers and father were not done in a bragging way as previously mentioned, but possibly in a very innocent way. It would be natural for people listening to these things to take umbrage or to become very jealous if their hearts were not right with God.

Continue Reading January 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM 1 comment

Joshua 1 and Israel’s Empty Promise of Obedience

The difference between Matthew 7 and 25 is no real difference at all. It’s two sides to the same coin. The only people who will get into heaven are those who exercise faith in Christ and His redemption on our behalf. Those individuals will – to some degree in this life – exhibit works that stem from the faith they have in Jesus. The people who have been playing at religion by doing those things that appear to be good and righteous but do not have the requisite faith in Christ, will not gain access to heaven. It’s really that simple.

Continue Reading March 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Psalm 2: Puny Man Waging War Against God, Part 2

By the time King David wrote the words of Psalm 2, much of what I’ve related was already behind him. Of course, the birth of the Messiah was yet in front of him, but the hard work of creating Israel from Abraham (and everything that included), was done! King David could understand Psalm 2 from his perspective knowing that God had already been faithful because of all the things He had promised and brought to the fore.

Continue Reading October 4, 2016 at 8:50 AM 1 comment


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