The Paradox of Leaders

In today’s Bible reading* we see a familiar theme: A king comes to power and “does what is right in the eyes of the Lord”. However, the king isn’t wholly committed to walking with God; he allows idolatry in the land. It’s a paradox of leaders of God’s people. As I mentioned earlier and in…

Witnessing a Miracle

In 2 Kings 6 in today’s Bible reading* we see two miracles. When God created the world, He put some things into motion, things that would naturally happen. Deists believe that God created the universe and, like a clock, wound it up and set it on the mantle to run by itself. Theists, on the…

Elijah: A Man Like Us

In today’s Bible reading* we see Elijah do some pretty awesome things. But James tells us that Elijah was a man like we are. (James 5:17) Those are comforting words. But I’ve never seen anyone call down fire from heaven to consume a sacrifice. I’ve never seen anyone call down fire to destroy people. (2…

First, Ask What God’s Will Is

In today’s Bible reading* Ahab (evil king) and Jehoshaphat (good king) form an alliance. Ahab wants to go to war against Ramoth-gilead. Jehoshaphat agrees to join him in fighting, but he tells Ahab to first ask what God’s will is. All of the prophets told Ahab to go to war. But there was one hold-out…