Who is right(eous)?

Have you ever heard someone say something like: “It’s not right for me, but who am I to judge?” Or, “What may be right for me, may not be right for you.” Or, “I think everyone has to decide for themselves, what is right.” Maybe you have said those things… maybe you feel compelled to say those things, for fear that others may label you “intolerant.” And some will. But where would we be as a society if everyone decided for him or herself what is right? Sounds like lawlessness to me! We live in a world where tolerance is embraced, judgmentalism is scorned and moral truth is shunned. To be clear, if you are a Believer, you don’t want to come across as judgmental or mean-spirited or hy

When they see me, do they see you?

The first time Moses encounters God is in Exodus 3 when God famously appears to him in the form of a burning bush. As Moses nears the bush, God tells him, “Do not come any closer.” (Exodus 3:5a). Now why was God concerned that Moses maintain social distance? It wasn’t because of the danger of COVID; it was because of the danger of nearing the presence of a holy God!. There are expectations of those who want to draw near to God. (Exodus 3:5b). God is holy! (Leviticus 11:44) One of the names for God, captured in Leviticus 20:8, is Jehovah Mekadesh, which means “the Lord who sanctifies or makes holy.” Have you ever considered the fact that, not only is God holy, but He wants us to be

Are you battle ready?

Plenty of things going on in our world these days, can leave us feeling shaken; but as Believers, we will not be shaken! Why? Because our God is Jehovah Nissi - “the LORD is our Banner!” We stand on solid ground under His banner! We first see this name used for God in Exodus 17. The Israelites were nearing the end of their 40 year journey to the promised land when they were attacked by the Amalekites. Moses came up with an unorthodox battle plan. He called on Joshua to assemble a fighting force and he would stand on a hill holding his staff high in the air. Moses’ staff represented God’s presence and His power. It had already been used numerous times to initiate miracles of God.

The Lord who heals

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed in life? Do you ever get anxious and worried? How about right now?! These days, who isn’t at least a little on edge, stressed, and anxious? People tend to get that way in a crisis; and a pandemic qualifies as a crisis in my book! All of us are in need of healing… emotional, physical and spiritual healing! One of God’s wonderful names in the Old Testament is Jehovah-Rapha, “the LORD who heals!” If you are emotionally, physically, spiritually in need, turn to Jehovah-Rapha! This is a name used for God throughout the Bible. God actually refers to Himself this way in Exodus 15:26. Moses had led the Israelites from captivity in Egypt after God broug

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