Widowhood can be used as a metaphor for God's relationship with Israel God, the perfect husband to Israel, was known to say that he would leave Israel to their vices: In Jeremiah 51:5 - The Lord says that He will not leave Israel widowed. Jesus' treatment of widows Jesus often pointed out the selfless acts… Continue reading Those Less Fortunate – part 2
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated worldwide, ringing in the new and ringing out the old. It's a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. The toasting glasses at midnight and the fireworks high in the sky depict the New Year celebrations. It is the time to start a new and fresh… Continue reading New Year’s Day – Time for a Do-over!
This is the time of year the joy of the Christmas season is everywhere. The aroma of cookies and pies waft through the air, and there are lights, silver bells, and decorations to add to the festivity. The joy of giving abounds as we shop for that perfect gift. We hear Christmas carols merrily playing… Continue reading Christmas Through Her Eyes
The book of Proverbs tells us about two women, Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly. Lady Folly is a metaphor for the evil that tries to seduce us, and lady Wisdom is Jesus Christ. Lady Wisdom calls to us repeatedly. We are to seek her with everything we have and do everything to keep her. If… Continue reading Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly
In taking a look at the Biblical theology of women, it is easy to see that Jesus valued women and their role in the kingdom of God. During Jesus' ministry, he broke all kinds of cultural norms in society. Women in the Ancient Near East did not get a lot of respect and weren't allowed… Continue reading New Testament Women
Love never fails … The Apostle Paul encourages the church to pursue faith, hope, and love, but love is the greatest. Why would love be the greatest? Faith seems to be pretty important; after all, we cannot achieve salvation without it, and without hope, we would be flat-out miserable. Why then would Paul tell us… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 3
Faith, the evidence of things, hoped for … Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."N (KJV) The word translated "evidence" is the Greek word elengchos, which often refers to an argument or case. Faith is an argument for that which is not yet seen. Of course, faith doesn't prove something that is not yet seen—only the One who… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 1