“Praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are magnificent. You are robed in splendor and majesty. He covers himself with light as if it were a garment. He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain, and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds. He makes the clouds his chariot, and travels along on the wings of the wind” (Psalm 104:1-3 NET).
What a wonderful description of God! He is magnificent, robed in splendour and majesty, wearing light as if it were a garment, living and travelling in a place outside of our earth. How appropriate that John, in his first letter, would remind us that “God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Light, that which dispels the darkness of sin, is not only what God “wears” but it is what God is. Continue reading “Praise our magnificent God!”
In our article last week we looked at the genealogies in Genesis 5. I believe it to be worthwhile to also look at the next set of genealogies in Genesis 11. Just as the genealogies in chapter 5 were a bridge to get from Adam to Noah, the genealogies in chapter 11 are the bridge to get from Noah’s son, Shem, to the one we know as Abraham. Continue reading “What happened after the Flood?”
God uses everything to accomplish his will. He planted seeds in the Old Testament so the New Covenant would be easier to understand.
As Christians, we pursue the threads in Scripture to gain a deeper understanding of God’s plan and the doctrines that pertain to us.
In Genesis 6, we find rampant sin upon the earth. The minds and hearts of men were consumed with evil (Genesis 6:5). Accordingly, God decided to wipe out all life except what he put into the ark (Genesis 7:1-12). Continue reading “The ark, the church, the judgment”