In Isaiah 52 and 53, the church of God is suffering. Within her walls, she is greatly troubled by unrepentant idolaters. Without her walls, pagan enemies are lining up to do her harm. Around her is a malicious devil crouching like a hungry lion with demonic followers eager to the chosen ones. And above it … More Oppressed and Suffering, but with Gospel Hope
Today’s devotional thought comes from the following text. It is written specifically of Babylon and her princes, but it applies to each and every one of us: Sheol — the grave — beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come. It rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth. It … More What’s Your Sleep Number?
Ahaz was the horribly wicked king of Judah, and with reckless disregard he dishonored the one, true God. Sacred artifacts were removed from Jehovah’s Temple and given to pagan lords. Ahaz substituted the great altar designed by Yahweh with one of his own liking. Numerous shrines for competing deities were established and utilized throughout the land, … More Holding Hands with God and the Devil