Isaac, the child the Lord promised to Abraham, continues the line in which God will fulfill the covenant promises of blessing made to Abraham. Isaac marries Rebekah and together they have twin sons, Jacob and Esau. The life of Isaac includes both faithfulness and failure. His faithfulness is seen in submission to his father (Gen. … More Isaac
The second major section of Genesis focuses on the beginnings and the establishment of the nation of Israel. There are four major individuals: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. The primary attention is on Abraham and the covenant God makes with him and his descendants (Gen. 12:1-3; 15:18-21). The Covenant God makes with Abraham is a … More Abraham
SUMMARY The book of Micah contains a series of prophecies that took place during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (1:1). This makes Micah a contemporary of the prophet Isaiah. Micah was a prophet of the Lord, and he was called to preach to the people of Samaria (capital of Israel) and Jerusalem (capital … More The Message of Micah
The words “strong” and “courageous” take on various meanings in our culture. To voice your own opinion and shut down others is considered strength and courage. To promote or pursue a lifestyle that is against the teaching of Scripture is often labeled “brave” or “courageous”. The Bible gives us a very different view from the … More Be Strong and Courageous (Joshua 1:6-9)
Genesis 1-2 contains the account of God creating the heavens and the earth. The earth is created in six consecutive days and on the seventh day God rested. The pinnacle of this account is the creation of man in His image.