Today, we would have finished reading Hosea, Joel and Amos. Let us take a look at Amos. Amos was a shepherd from Tekoa, a town about six miles south of Bethlehem. Amos was not a priest or religious scholar. He was not the son of a prophet. He was a shepherd and farmer. His name means…
It’s really cool how Holy Spirit guides me along as I choreograph the dance, it usually comes with a flash of images/movements.
And it’s really cool how the dancers get goosebumps and excited when that happens to any of us. We’ll exclaim, “Ooooh, that was good!!” Haha quite fun right?
Thank you God :’)
Don’t play with fire!
In today’s reading, we find Ezekiel turning from the present state of Judah and examine her past and her history of sinfulness. Ezekiel states that no commandments has been left unbroken-idol worship, dishonoring parents, mistreatment of people; particularly widows…
“Pain can be a wonderful teacher.” Yes, I absolutely agree. It’s either we mask the pain w something - running away from reality, or face it and deal with it. Pain acts like some sort of signal that something has to be done - a wake up call. It’s either we run closer to God or further away from Him. I rather deal with the wound then leave the wound to rot..
I am sorry for the delay of this post. I woke up yesterday feeling rather ill but like the slogan of the mailman of the wild west use to say, “Rain or shine, the mail must go through.“
We are beginning on the book of Jeremiah today. Jeremiah is one of the best known prophet in the Old Testament,…
Thank you Pd for your posts everyday, it helps me to understand the bible even more as I get a clearer picture of it. Get well soon!
Vanity of vanities; all is vanity!
Solomon is the Preacher of Ecclesiastes. Solomon had every opportunity to examine life in its complexities given the choices he made.
Ecclesiastes is the record of his intense search for the true meaning and satisfaction here on earth. Sadly despite…
“No matter how much power, prestige and pleasure one has, it can never fill what Pascal described as “the God shaped vacuum” in everyone of us.” Ya.. It really can’t. I want to flee as far away as I can from things that displeases God, and run closer to God.
Let my heart be increasingly like Yours, hating what You hate, loving what You love.
What does God think of people who speak the Word with their lips but live an entire different life with their actions? In Psalm 50:22 He says, “I will tear you to pieces” The answer is pretty straightforward.
Today is not so different from the days of David. Many live a life where their…
The enemy always has a great way of keeping us tied to our past sins, weighing us down with sorrow and regret. That dead weight can cripple you for life. In Psalm 24 we find David looking at his past, admitting his failures and mistakes. But he doesn’t look back for too long. Without…
The largest section in the Old Testament of the Wisdom literature is the book of Psalm; also known as the Psalter. It is the most varied in its context as it contain different types of literature ranging from public worship to private devotion to praise to prayer to lamentations to…
Chronicles is difficult to read because the first nine chapters are nothing more than genealogies, with the names mostly unpronounceable. Also after reading 1st and 2nd Kings, people are puzzled why so many of the same stories are repeated in Chronicles, so they decide its not worth reading…
Hahaha yes it’s not easy to read all those names..
And oh..!! So that’s the reason for such similar accounts in both Kings & Chronicles.. Thanks pd for explaining, it really helps! I was REALLY wondering why it seemed similar but then again not so similar. Now it makes sense.. Haha
David had sinned by foolishly counting the number of fighting men in his army. This was in direct violation to the instruction of the Lord because the issue for David and Israel was never how many fighting men there were. Their strength was not in numbers, but in the Lord, who went into battle…
Ohhhh so this was the first time where king and priest came as one.. Royal priesthood… So interesting… In the OT, not many could be royal priesthood only those who were of royalty like David.. But now, I am a royal priesthood through Jesus. Wow, this is really very interesting and amazing. God loves me so so much…
"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)