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 descendants will inherit it” (NIV). Observation: Israel was poised on the edge of the Promised Land, and the spies...

Penalty Box

Numbers 12:15 “So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on till she was brought back” (NIV). Observation: Miriam had exposed a petulant jealous streak by speaking against Moses, saying, “Has the Lord spoken only through...

Remembering Passover

Numbers 9:4–5 “So Moses told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover, and they did so in the Desert of Sinai at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Israelites did everything just as the Lord commanded Moses” (NIV). Observation: A year had passed...