A Mantling God

God is a mantling God. I remember a trip to a shopping mall with our young children. The Fort Worth Zoo had brought some birds to the mall for an exhibition. The most impressive thing I saw gave me chills when I realized the theological implications of what I saw. A Harris Hawk majestically glided…

Blessing God’s People

Today’s Bible reading* includes a Blessing prayed over God’s people. For many of us who have been around church for very long, we may be familiar with this Blessing. In The Blessing, Moses gives Aaron and his sons the content of what to pray over the people of God. This is a prayer prayed by…

God Afflicted Job

Job teaches us an important lesson in today’s Bible reading. If you remember from our first day of reading this book, Satan approached God and obtained permission to afflict Job. But Job says in 19:21b that God has afflicted him. So who was it? Was it Satan or was it God? Why would Job even…

An Important Blessing

Isaac gives his son Jacob an important blessing in today’s Bible reading. In Twenty-first Century Western culture, we miss the importance of a father giving his son (or daughter) a blessing. But a blessing is so very important, even today! In the case of Isaac and Jacob, Isaac thought he was giving his blessing to…