Making a Mockery of God’s Judgment

“I already know that I’m going to Hell…At this point it’s really go big or go home!” A friend of mine on Facebook saw this bumper sticker while driving around in her part of the world last week, and made a post about it, condemning the idea. This post got me thinking about how many […]

Reading Isaiah: Chapters 19-22

Rejecting God’s Call to Repent… Much of the book of Isaiah centers on the judgment that God would bring upon the nations, including the nation of Israel. God’s address to Israel stands out as being different than his condemnation of the other nations because He provided a plea for repentance. God’s desire was for His […]

Reading Isaiah: Chapters 15-18

Because You Have Forgotten God… Chapter 17 of Isaiah falls in the midst of a series of proclamations against various nations. In this particular chapter, Isaiah was addressing Israel, and the judgment that would come upon them. What is of particular interest is the reason that Isaiah gave for their situation: Because you have forgotten […]

Reading Isaiah: Chapters 12-14

In Isaiah chapter 13, Isaiah proclaimed a judgment against the nation of Babylon. This is made quite clear by his introductory remarks: The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw. (Isaiah 13:1) However, the language that was used by Isaiah  leads readers to misinterpret what he was saying. It is quite easy […]

Lessons From Lot…

As I have been reading from the book of Genesis over the last couple of days, several thoughts occurred to me. In Genesis 13, Abraham and Lot separated from one another, with Lot choosing to move his family toward the city of Sodom. Abraham, in the meantime, moved toward the Oaks of Mamre, near Hebron,  and continued […]