Christmas comes with many family traditions. Early in the season, families decorate the house and trim the tree. Christmas movies run seemingly nonstop all month. Many people anticipate the coming of Christmas with advent calendars. On Christmas Eve or Christmas... Continue Reading →
Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever.” As we study Scripture, there are some things that are still hidden and a mystery. Today's question... Continue Reading →
We live in a world with a great diversity of people – many races, many languages, many cultures. It's a wonderful reflection of God's creative work. Today's question has to do with those races that God has created and how... Continue Reading →
Perspective is everything. On Christmas morning, kids excitedly wake up early to check the tree and their stockings. They joyfully unwrap presents and play with their new toys. Parents are equally excited, however their perspective is quite a bit different. I spent most of Christmas morning assembling a princess castle. And I cannot tell you how may cuts I have from opening hard plastic packaging. The exuberance is the same - the perception is quite a bit different.
As the nations of Israel and Judah became increasingly more wicked, God punished them by having foreign enemies conquer them and remove them from their country. The Northern Kingdom (Israel) was dispersed and never recovered. These people were forever lost. The Southern Kingdom (Judah) endured extreme hardship during this time of exile.