Object Lessons From God

August 1 - Today's Readings - Jeremiah 13-15 and Psalms 31 In the Old Testament, Prophets were often told to do things as object lessons in support of the prophetic word God had asked them to speak. These picture illustrations probably meant more to the general population than did all the long prophetic sermons these men would deliver. The "linen belt" in Chapter 13 is one such illustration. – Continue Reading

The “gods” Of This World

July 31 - Today's Readings - Jeremiah 10-12 and Psalms 31 Chapter 10 of Jeremiah paints a great picture of what God thinks (and what we should think) about the "gods" of this world – “For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not Continue Reading

Leaving The Kingdom Of Darkness Behind

February 1 - Today's Readings - Exodus 13-15 and Psalms 31 In Chapter 14 of Exodus, we find one of the best illustrations of Baptism in all of Scripture. 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 tells us, "Our forefathers - all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea." This is a direct reference to Moses in Exodus yet Paul calls it “Baptism”. The reason for this is Continue Reading