Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Stuck at Leviticus—More than Just Ceremony   In this article, we will examine one of the most popular chapters in all of Scripture—Numbers 19. Did I just say, “one of the most popular chapters”? I did, but with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.   RELATED ARTICLE: The Gospel in the Sanctuary   Please be honest—there is no reason t

The World’s Greatest Warrior, Part 2

The World’s Greatest Warrior, Part 2

Accepted in the Beloved   Christ says, If I go away, I will send you the Comforter, and when we have the Holy Spirit we have everything. We have knowledge, wisdom, power, and we have a connection with the God of wisdom. When heaven was opened to man, and God said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased," He said it to us.   Your pr

Blessings from Heaven (Part 2)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 2)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (E.G. White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, p. vii.1)   Jesus opened his mouth and taught them saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3).   These words fell as a shock on the ears

I Know the Thoughts

I Know the Thoughts

The Word of God is a powerful sword; however, it does not cut to wound us, but to heal us. The Word seeks to bring healing to our lives, even when we turn to God in the midst of negative situations we may have brought upon ourselves. I remember that before I became a Christian, I lived a life of chaos—causing problems at home, being the class clown

Matthew 4: A Question of Trust

Matthew 4: A Question of Trust

Over the past 6,000 years, the great controversy between Christ and Satan has been fought with one supreme objective in mind: the allegiance of all created beings. However, because all intelligent beings were created by God as free moral agents, one’s allegiance is fundamentally determined by who they trust. This article will therefore explore the

Word Games

Word Games

As I recalled a discussion I had with a cousin of mine from one of my African villages about a particular dress code at church, I realized just how significant a difference there is between the mentalities in churches based in village areas vs. urban areas. It became evident to me that, as a people, we sometimes create laws for ourselves which are

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

The man is haggard, dark circles under his bloodshot eyes; he has been crying. He is not sure when his wife last slept next to him. He has not slept much in her absence . . .   The following is a parable based on Jeremiah 3. But first, a brief introduction. Each time I read Jeremiah 3, I see the image in my mind of a distraught, rejected husba

Reflections on Jeremiah 2: Broken Cisterns

Reflections on Jeremiah 2: Broken Cisterns

I have a scrapbook full of all the ticket stubs, program notes, pressed flowers, and museum brochures that I collected while my husband and I were dating. Each slip of paper or withered petal reminds me of a particular moment, a place and time etched in my memory, tinged with all the happiness and excitement of romance. Sometimes I look over all th