Reading Isaiah: Chapters 37-38

The Prayers of Hezekiah… In Isaiah 37 and 38, Hezekiah faced two different crises. In chapter 37, Hezekiah was challenged by the enemies of Israel. He received a threatening letter, which blasphemed the Lord. The response of Hezekiah is recorded by Isaiah: And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read […]

Reading Isaiah: Chapters 26-28

When We Need God… I used to read Reader’s Digest quite regularly. One regular feature in that magazine was a “this happened to me” type column (I can’t recall the actual name of the column). One thing stood out to me as I would read this column from month to month. The person that the […]

Leaving It Up To God…

How often do we pray for something, and expect God to answer? Sometimes I wonder if Christians believe in the power of prayer at all! While some think that God is restricted to answering prayers “only through the word,” I wonder if we limit our understanding of God’s power. Quite frankly, if I believed that […]

Prayer: the Forgotten Blessing

I know of a brother who, when he prays, always thanks God for the “beautiful day” that we are having.  I have heard him say that in prayer on days that the rain was coming down in sheets, and the wind was howling so loud that it was difficult to hear.  Now, some may say […]