The Contortionist’s Trick

Deuteronomy 1:31 “There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son” (NIV). Observation: At the edge of the Promised Land, Moses began summarizing the reasons for the Israelites’ long desert exile…until all in the previous generation had...

Edges of God’s Best

Deuteronomy 1:3 “Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the LORD had commanded concerning them” (NIV). Observation: Forty years of wandering in the desert had ended, and Moses was proclaiming God’s precepts to the Israelites. Key enemies had been defeated, and it...

Billionaire’s Vanity

1 Corinthians 13:3 “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing” (NIV). Observation: Paul opened the chapter by saying, “Now I will show you the most excellent way,” and in the first three verses he...

Jet Ski Competition

Mark 4:9 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Observation: Jesus was teaching at the seashore. As the crowd grew, He moved His venue from the shore to a boat put out a short distance into the water. Presumably from there, both visibility and acoustics would be...

Pizza Delivery Faith

Numbers 14:24 “But because My servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows Me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendents will inherit it” (NIV). Observation: Israel was poised on the edge of the Promised Land, and the spies had...