The Great Escape

Genesis 8:15-16 “Then God spoke to Noah saying, ‘Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.’” Observation: The flood had ended and waters receded to the point of revealing dry ground upon which the ark had lodged. At last, the...

You Must Be Kidding

Leviticus 14:34 “When you enter the land of Canaan that I am giving you as a possession and I place a mildew contamination in a house in the land you possess…” Observation: These are among the instructions the Lord gives for dealing with contaminations that would...

The Glutton’s Waistband

Psalm 12:8 “…what is worthless is exalted by the human race.” Observation: The psalmist has declared that there are no faithful ones remaining in the human race, that everyone has become liars speaking from deceptive hearts. He concludes by saying, “The wicked wander...

Dark Bartering

John 2:15 “After making a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex, with their sheep and oxen.” Observation: This is the first of two instances where Jesus cleared the temple complex, but this one is interesting because it occurred at the...

Cattle Call

1 Samuel 16:7 “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him.” Observation: Samuel has been grieving over the Lord’s rejection of Saul as king of Israel (16:1), but the Lord had said, in essence, “Buck up! Get over it!” “Go to Jesse of...