When Really Bad Things Happen to God’s People

Today’s Bible reading begins the story of Job. Really bad things happen to Job. Job was a good man. Job was a godly man. And Job was a victim of some of the worst our enemy could muster. In reading through this book, bear in mind that this book tells us a great deal about…

Abram Follows God’s Call

In today’s Bible reading, Abram follows God’s call to leave his home in modern-day Southern Iraq, up the Fertile Crescent into modern-day Syria and down through modern-day Lebanon, Israel, across to Egypt, and back up into Israel, settling in Hebron. The trip was over 3200 miles. On foot. And Abram had a lot of stuff…

God Protects His People

Have you noticed that environments that have the fewest storms and the most sunshine … are deserts? A few years ago someone told me about the scientific experiment called Biosphere 2, an artificially enclosed ecosystem in Oracle, Arizona. Scientific experiments were conducted in the early 1990s to study the effects of plants and animals in…

Seven Bowls Are Poured Out

Things continue escalating in today’s Bible reading. Seven angels pour out seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth. First Bowl: Painful SoresSecond Bowl: The sea turned to blood and all sea life diedThird Bowl: Rivers and springs became bloodFourth Bowl: People are scorched by the sun. They blaspheme the One who has power over…

It Was Allowed to …

In today’s Bible reading, we see the Beast. Actually, we see two Beasts. One thing that was striking as I read this was the language used of the Dragon and the Beasts. Things like: It was allowed to exercise authority (v. 5) It was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them…