Bethany is an important place for biblical context and consideration. Means house of unripe dates or figs (Bryant, 1967, p. 77) Located just beyond the Jordan River, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus (Bryant, 1967, p. 77) A different Bethany from John’s location (Bryant,… Continue Reading “Bethany”
Previously we considered that John’s wilderness to dwell in was not Jesus’ wilderness of 40 days. In this entry, I want to offer another thought… John’s wilderness was also not the Hebrews’ wilderness of 40 years. I bring this out because there are certain… Continue Reading “Which is your wilderness, pt. 2”
When we refer to a “wilderness experience” these days the general meaning leans toward separation, trial, testing and proving. God, as our governor, oversees our development in wisdom and understanding. He shows us who we really are and has a specific lesson for us… Continue Reading “Which is Your Wilderness”
The disciples of John the Baptist come to Jesus at John’s request in Luke 7:18-24 to make sure Jesus is the end of their search. Jesus sent them back to John with the report of those formerly blind, lame, sick, deaf, dead, and poor… Continue Reading “Rejecting God’s Purpose (an introspection)”
Still on my journey with Apostle Luke, 7:1-35 halts me. There are three accounts in this passage — the healing of the centurion’s servant (vv. 1-10), the raising of the widow’s son at Nain (vv. 11-17), and the confrontation with John the Baptist’s disciples… Continue Reading “Has He Found Your Faith? (meditation)”
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