The Much-Needed Sense of Awe

Today’s Bible reading* uses the word “awe” four times. (Psalm 65:5, 8; 66:3, 5) You answer us in righteousness, with awe-inspiring works, God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas.Psalm 65:5 (CSB) Those who live far away are awed by your signs; you make east…

Uzzah Dies Trying to Help God

Earlier this month, we read about Saul’s sin of trying to help God. In today’s Bible reading* we read that Uzzah tried to help God and was struck dead on the spot. 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 13 tell the story of the Israelites’ bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Israel in…

Have Discernment with Signs and Wonders

Today’s Bible reading* warns God’s people to be discerning about those who present themselves with signs and wonders. If they entice God’s people to leave God to follow anyone/anything else, they are to be stoned to death. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) This sounds pretty radical, doesn’t it? It sounds judgmental, doesn’t it? Well, the warning isn’t about…