The Prince of Peace

He shall be called Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 ESV) We all long for peace – peace with God, others and ourselves. Lest we think we’re the only ones, let’s recap to 2,000 years ago when the Jews living under Roman rule prayed for the promised Deliverer Who would be called the Prince of Peace.Continue reading “The Prince of Peace”

Making Promises to God

“The rest of the people—priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand— all these now join their fellow Israelites the nobles, and bind themselves withContinue reading “Making Promises to God”

Letting Go of What Hurts Us

Further, he shall not acquire many [war] horses for himself, nor make the people return to Egypt in order to acquire horses [to expand his military power], since the Lord said to you, ‘You shall never return that way again.’” (Deuteronomy 17:16 AMP) The Israelites really had it tough in Egypt. They were enslaved andContinue reading “Letting Go of What Hurts Us”

Know Your Worth

“We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (Numbers 13:33 NIV) The Israelites, God’s chosen people, His treasured possession (Deuteronomy 7:6), had low self-worth. They saw themselves as grasshoppers before the enemy. How sad it is when God’s own children, His special creation, see themselves small before the enemy.Continue reading “Know Your Worth”