Lazarus, Come forth

John11:1,14 The Hebrew form of the name of Lazarus means, My Helper. Surely a fitting name for one who was so mightily helped by God. There was a Lazarus who was a sick man according to (v.1) “A certain man was sick” “He whom Thou lovest is sick” (v.3). Lazarus was Loved by Jesus, but…

Isaiah, A man of God

Isaiah 1:1,18 Israel had fallen into degraded times and just as Moses was born in the time of national darkness and despair (Acts 7:19, 20), so did the “Vision” come to Isaiah, the Son of Amos (v.1). God has His own time and way of unveiling human guilt, and Divine mercy,“For the mystery of iniquity…

Balaam, a castaway

Joshua 13:22 “Balaam, the son of Beor, did the children of slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.” This is a very sad and brief statement about Balaam, but it is a true statement. Balaam, who once declared the Word and will of God is found slain among His enemies. Balaam…

Jonah obedient to God’s plan.

Jonah 3:1,10 There was a repeated Call for Jonah. “The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.” How gracious God is, to give a man a second chance of serving Him. The Lord could have left Jonah in his disobedience to perish. What hope there is in the Second Man, the Lord…

Ruth made the right choose

Ruth 1:14,18 The book of Ruth contains the history of a Jew who went into a far country, and through that Jew’s backsliding a Gentile woman is brought out of the far country into the land of blessing. Then, through the Gentile woman’s faithfulness the blessing is restored to the Jew. This is Just a…

Jesus, resurrected

Luke 24:1,24 There was a stone in the way, but (v.2) tells us “They found the stone rolled away.” This stone, which was sealed with Pilate’s seal, and had Roman soldiers set apart to watch it, yet it is rolled away. The great stones rolled in the way of Christ and His cause by the…

Hagar Delivered

Genesis 21:14,19 Note what the Lord said to Hagar “What aileth thee, Hagar ? ” Yes, Human upset are very many, and may overtake us, as they did Hagar, in an unexpectedway. Note what the apostle Paul stated in his time of trouble, “Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me…