Achsah

And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”  So Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.  Now it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for …

Praise God for the Exodus

When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.  What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O …

The Little Town

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting” - Micah 5:2, NKJV Humility means a great deal to our Heavenly Father. He chose a town which …

When Overwhelmed, Seek God

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord - Psalm 77:1, 2 Sometimes God allows trials in our lives, but don't be discouraged. It's always for a good reason. It could be Him trying to …

What God Requires of Us

Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? - …

Huldah

It's interesting that when Huldah is mentioned in the Bible, she is introduced first as a prophetess and then as Shallum's wife. Her relationship and ministry to God clearly took precedence over her marriage. It was the same for Deborah who was a judge of Israel and a prophetess (Judges 4:4) Huldah's husband was the …

Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

Coriander

And the house of Israel called its name Manna. And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey - Exodus 16:31 It's interesting that Manna, the bread which the Lord gave the Israelites to eat was similar to the coriander seed. We know that coriander seed isn't white but the Manna was like white coriander seed. …

The City of Ai

City of Ai gate socketstone discovered in 2013 dig - Image by Associates for Biblical Research Julia Waverley gazed in wonder at the ruins around her while her husband, Michael videotaped them. This year, they had opted not to travel to Europe as they were wont to do every summer but decided to visit the biblical …

Unfaithfulness to God

“If a man divorces his wife, and she goes from him and she goes from him and becomes another man’s, shall he return to her again? Shall not that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to Me, says the Lord” (Jeremiah 3:1). God saw His …

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