Miserably Miserable

while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:4 Elijah was depressed. God had used Elijah mightily. Elijah’s…

A Set Apart Privilege

The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron was set apart, he and his descendants forever, to consecrate the most holy things, to offer sacrifices before the Lord, to minister before him and to pronounce blessings in his name forever. 1 Chronicles 23:13 Aaron and his descendants were set apart forever. David now old and full of years makes…

Authentication, And Proof

Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah. 1 Chronicles 1:1-3 Genealogies have their own place of significance. Chronicles opens with a genealogical record. This to most of us seems irrelevant and boring. We tend to skip over these pages, right? But if it is in the Bible it has to be there…

Why Not Me?

The Lord said to Moses, “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.” Numbers 31:1-2 The Lord tells Moses to exterminate the Midianites. This is the first time in Israel’s history that God is mandating a war of extermination. And this is a story that troubles…

Washed, Dressed, Anointed

Moses then said to Aaron and his sons, “Cook the meat at the entrance to the tent of meeting and eat it there with the bread from the basket of ordination offerings, as I was commanded: ‘Aaron and his sons are to eat it.’ Leviticus 8:31 Moses did as the Lord commanded him. This is…