Isaiah 55:1-5: Delight in the Richest of Fare

A water vendor, a part of ordinary commerce in ages past.  Most did not live next to a stream, and sometimes access to a well became problematic.  So, in typical entrepreneurial fashion, someone recognized a need and found a way to profit.  Thus, the merchant and customer both benefited. Still, is this not an unusual […]

The Red Sea miracle through the “water like a wall on their right and on their left” (Exodus 14:29) brought a frightened and fleeing people through the drowning waters.  A hymn of thanks soon rises from their lips (Exodus 15:1-21), celebrating the God who came to free them.  In short order, they will find themselves […]

What Jesus’ Incarnation Means for Us

Being Brought into the Old Covenant Genesis 17:9-14: God also said to Abraham, “As for you, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations are to keep my covenant…. Every male among you is to be circumcised…. On the eighth day after birth, every male in every generation must be circumcised… If any male […]

From Adam to Jesus, Lesson 5: Moses

When we left Abraham in the last lesson, God told him that he would become a great nation, receive a “great name,” and become a blessing to the whole world.  The only problem was that it would take some time.  God had said so back in Genesis 15. God warned Abraham that his descendants would […]

From Adam to Jesus: The Sabbath

The eternal love story told to us in Scripture begins in a simple way: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Without toil or a “big bang,” God simply speaks creation into existence. 2 Maccabees 7:28: Look at the heavens and the earth and see everything in them, and recognize that God […]

From Adam to Jesus, Lesson 1

Learning to Read the Old Testament with a Christian Heart and Mind Introduction Many of us have started to read the Old Testament with a blessed purpose: to learn God’s truths.  So, we start on page one, as we do with any other book.  Fortunately, Genesis has many captivating stories.  Later, in Exodus, we even […]