Posts with the tag “honor”
by Ministry Support on April 3rd, 2021
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. (Hosea 1:2-3)It’s one thing to say that we should be open to God speaking and moving in unorthodox ways, but it’s an...
Take A Stand
by Ministry Support on January 24th, 2021
Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods. A copy of the text of the edict was to be issued as law in every province and made known to the people of every nationality so they would be...
Don’t Settle For A Fool
by Ministry Support on December 2nd, 2020
Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was clever and beautiful, but the man was surly and mean; he was a Calebite. (1 Samuel 25:3) In our text, we have recorded a rather fascinating narrative about a woman named Abigail who is married to a man named Nabal. In one sense it seems as if she has so much going on for her. She is described as smart and attractiv...
Fathers Honoring Mothers
by Ministry Support on June 17th, 2020
He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.” “Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think is best.” Then ...
Honor Your Father
by Ministry Support on June 16th, 2020
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12) In her powerful text “The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love,” Bell books writes of her father. She says, “Growing up, I knew my father as the strong man who did not talk, who did not show feelings, who did not give time or attention. He was a provider, the protector, th...
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