He was sent by Balak, king of Moab, to pronounce curses upon Israel. God had other ideas. He told Balaam to pronounce blessings upon Israel and not return to Balak. Balaam, riding his donkey, is confronted by an angel of the Lord. The irony in this story is that the donkey can see the angel of the Lord but Balaam is unable to, one might say Balaam is spiritually blind so he cannot see the angel. This is ironic because Balaam is a prophet, and prophets were to receive direct communication with God! The donkey is understandably startled to see the angel of the Lord on the road and stops several times out of fear.
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No earthly thing compares I want to share those with you! Call Follow Unlocking the Bible. Unlocking the Bible P. Box Barrington, IL Call Archive Authors. March 22, Here is a list of 10 obscure biblical characters that are easy to miss: 1. Naaman 2 Kings 5 tells the story of a successful Syrian commander who had the disease of leprosy.
Josiah Josiah, one of the greatest kings to ever rule Israel, started his reign when he was only eight years old. Mordecai The story of Mordecai takes place throughout the book of Esther. It is amazing all that God can do through people who are obedient to him! The Thief on the Cross We do not know much more about the thief on the cross other than he was: A criminal Crucified next to Jesus Brought into paradise at his death His powerful story is told in Luke , that describes the conversation between Christ and the two criminals crucified alongside of him.
His response to the mocker was, Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 6. Ehud The story of Ehud comes right out of Judges 3, but would fit in nicely to the plot of a James Bond movie. Then Ehud quietly locked the doors to the roof to keep the guards out and made a quick getaway.
Jethro Jethro was the father-in-law of Moses. This is a leadership structure followed by most business and governments! Elishama The thing that makes Elishama interesting is not actually because he is interesting. Topics: The Bible. Explore this topic further. Sort Canonically.
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Psalm — Good and upright is the Lord. James — Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Romans — Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name. Romans — [We] being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans , 20 — But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one Jesus Christ, abounded to many. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. Ephesians — But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Hebrews — Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. Let them praise Your great and awesome name-He is holy. Isaiah — "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory! Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him? Acts — He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being.
Haggai — "According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!
Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Exodus — The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation. Nehemiah — However You are just in all that has befallen us.
Romans — What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Psalm — The King's strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Romans — Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Love PROOF TEXTS: Deuteronomy — "The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a might hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Romans , 39 — Who shall separate us from the love of God? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.
God abides in him, and who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake! Romans , 24 — And that he might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? Ephesians — God, who is rich in mercy. Titus — Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians — In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.
In this article David Peach share just 7 simple life lessons found in the Bible. One of the major themes of the Bible is to find out what God says and obey Him. story of Esther, you should take some time to study the character named Haman. The OT was the only Bible of Jesus and the earliest church (e.g., Matt. character and action is Exodus “The LORD, the LORD, a God.
Hebrews — [God's Son upholds] all things by the word of His power. Take this cup away from me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will. Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you. Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than heaven - what can you do? Deeper than Sheol - what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. Jeremiah — "Am I a God near at hand?
Psalm — "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your Spirit? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the utter most parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! Hebrews — And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Romans — God will judge the secret things of men by Jesus Christ, according to [Paul's] gospel.
Psalm — The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Psalm — The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. Jeremiah — "But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the Lord. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Psalm - But our God is in heaven; he does whatever he pleases. Matthew - "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. Psalm - Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth? John - And He said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin.
Where I go you cannot come. You are from beneath; I am from above.
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