We cannot go so far as to say that God’s answers are tied to the tenacity of our prayers. However, there is something remarkably faith-filled about the continual cry of desperation to the only God and his Son Jesus Christ who provide mercy and grace in time of need (Heb 4:16).
Indeed, the mere presence of God is good and satisfying, but the psalmist doesn't let us remain there only for the sake of our own joy. That joy must be shared.
While many Hebrew students pay close attention to the vowel pointings of the Masoretic Text (MT), many more overlook them altogether. However, if students were paying close enough attention to the vowel pointing, they would see that the Hebrew vowels sometime lengthen in places that one would not expect. This vowel change becomes troublesome to … Continue reading An English Example of the Masoretic Accents Preserving a Lyrical Language
Here is a book review originally written for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies. I am thankful for the opportunity to get to read, use, and review resources like this one.
In the midst of failing religious liberty and the haunt of nuclear war, we do no service to God’s kingdom to complain about our leadership. Rather, we ought to run to God, begging for mercy and restoration. We ought to run to God confessing our sins and repenting in figurative sackcloth and ashes.
Absolutely no one, neither in the created world nor in the spiritual world, heard the cry of the prophets of Baal.
It is often easy for us to sit around in our Christian circles and declare, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31). In that statement, we are declaring that everything in life ought to be done for the sake of God’s glory and for the sake of his great name. However, I wonder how often we consider that God himself acts on behalf of his great name.
The old adage, "Ignorance is bliss" may not be entirely true when it comes to the knowledge of God.
The book of Joel may be an untapped resource when it comes to family discipleship. While that may seem like an odd statement, perhaps an examination of the content of Joel’s prophecy may persuade you.
In the book of Nahum, the Lord delivers an oracle against the Assyrians, one of Israel’s primary enemies. The book is chocked full of woes and curses on Assyria due to the devastation they caused to their neighbors, including Israel. However, in Nahum 2:2, we get a כִּי clause that provides the ground or reason for why the Lord will destroy Assyria.