May You Flourish Like A Palm Tree
on September 21st, 2022
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the route of my wicked foes. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fre...  Read More
Cleaning Up Is Never Easy
on September 20th, 2022
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne Abraham was mocking, and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman's son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac."The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. But God said to ...  Read More
Hold On: You will be Laughing Soon.
on September 19th, 2022
Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.  . . . Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears ab...  Read More
Blessed by "Divine Associations"
on September 18th, 2022
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and He brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived. Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar.  . . . One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children . . .   Let's...  Read More
The Hardness of the Human Heart
on September 17th, 2022
So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, "Hurry and get out of this place, because the LORD is about to destroy the city." But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished." When he hes...  Read More
When The Righteous Plead with God
on September 16th, 2022
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know." . . . Then Abraham approached Him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?"What if there are fifty righteous people in the city?  . . . The Lord said, "If I find fi...  Read More
Privy to the Inner Workings of God
on September 15th, 2022
When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the ...  Read More
God's Inexplicable Love and Protection
on September 14th, 2022
Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev . . . and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her. But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman."  . . . Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he wi...  Read More
Is Anything Too Hard for the LORD?
on September 13th, 2022
Then one of them said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son."Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?"Then the...  Read More
Generosity: A Spiritual Prompter To Divine Favor.
on September 12th, 2022
The LORD appeared to Abraham . . . while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby.  . . . he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes, my Lord, do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your fee...  Read More
Go For The Gold
on September 11th, 2022
Even today my complaint is bitter; His hand is heavy in spite of my groaning. If only I knew where to find Him; if only I could go to His dwelling! I would state my case before Him and fill my mouth with arguments.  . . . But if I go to the east, He is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find Him. When He is at work in the north, I do not see Him; when He turns to the south, I catch no glimps...  Read More
Does God Seem To Be Silent?
on September 10th, 2022
I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.  . . . "Will the Lord reject forever? Will He never show His favor again? Has His unfailing love vanished forever? Has His promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has He in anger withheld His compassion?...  Read More