4 Ways Incense is a Picture of Prayer in the Bible

May my prayer be set before you like incense. – Psalm 141:2 Throughout the Old Testament, we see incense playing a significant role in the worship God had prescribed for his people. It was so essential that there was an altar of incense in the Holy Place. As we consider this topic, it is important to … Continue reading 4 Ways Incense is a Picture of Prayer in the Bible

The Christian Civil War

An awful thing has happened. I was traveling, when, during the night, some of the wicked men of Benjamin arose and came after me with the intent to kill me. They raped and killed my concubine, so I divided up her body parts and sent them to the rest of the people of God so … Continue reading The Christian Civil War

How Many Scripture References Can You Find?

Charles Spurgeon once said of John Bunyon "prick John Bunyan...he will bleed Bible." I am currently reading through Pilgrims Progress for my umpteenth time, and, as always, I am amazed at how many nods to verses of scripture can be found on every page. So with that in mind here is the opening paragraph from … Continue reading How Many Scripture References Can You Find?

Today, If You Hear His Voice

The Lord is always speaking through the illumination of the Holy Spirit. He does so through His word, through the law written on our hearts, and through His providences. For the spiritually-minded believer, He is always there showing us the futility of the things of the world. It is all passing away, we are weak … Continue reading Today, If You Hear His Voice

A Prayer for Order

And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi:  - I Chronicles 19:15 Lord, we are naturally prone to disorder and sin, and there is so much in this life that is out of place. Help us order our spiritual lives first, for if they are out of order, how will we … Continue reading A Prayer for Order

Death: A Gaping Hole in the Old Testament Priesthood

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he [Jesus] holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. - Hebrews 7:23-24 There is a depth to these verses that is often missed. The basic truth is clear, under the old covenant, though there was only … Continue reading Death: A Gaping Hole in the Old Testament Priesthood