Jesus Wept

In today’s Bible reading, Jesus’ friends sent word that his friend Lazarus has died. Jesus knows that He will raise his friend from the dead. And yet, when He approaches His friend’s grave, Jesus wept. (John 11:35) The Jewish bystanders correctly observe that Jesus could have kept Lazarus from dying in the first place. I’m…

Who Sinned?

In today’s Bible reading, John tells us about Jesus’ encounter with a man who was born blind. The Jewish leaders asked Jesus about the source of his blindness. Was it his sin or his parents’ sin? Evidently, these First Century Jewish leaders believed there was a connection between sin and physical ailments. They were partially…

The Lord is There

In today’s Bible reading*, we see that having regathered His people, God says that Jerusalem will forever be known as, “God is There”. What an awesome climax to the history of Israel to the present time in Ezekiel’s day. As we close out the book of Ezekiel, God has sent Ezekiel out to measure the…