Posts tagged #Death

Genesis 22:20-23:20 :: Unashamed


Sarah died.

Abraham came to mourn and weep for his wife – his dead.

Her life and marriage were far from easy and far from perfect.

Yet God remembered her faith…

Faith in God’s promises, even though she died without receiving them, she saw them in the distance.

She was persuaded that God would fulfill all He promised.

She welcomed those promises with great pleasure.

She repeated those promises to herself and God, knowing that her life was temporary on this earth but eternal in God’s city.

Her faith declared plainly that she was intensely seeking the Father’s-Land.

She stretched out for a better, that is, heavenly land.

This is the kind of faith that does not shame God.

God is not ashamed to be called Sarah’s God.

In Jesus, not only is He unashamed of us, He is making ready a city for us to dwell with Him.

(Isa 51:2; Deut 18:4; Lev 23:10; 1 Cor 15:20, 23; Jam 1:18; Rev 14:4; Rom 8:23, 11:16; 2 Cor 1:22, 5:5; Eph 1:14; Heb 2:11, 12:22, 13:14; John 14:2; Rev 21; Isa 41:8; Ps 105:42)

Posted on December 30, 2018 and filed under Genesis, Hebrews.

Genesis 19:15-38 :: The Warning


Everyone and everything you know is going to be destroyed.

Escape for your life!

That is a the warning the Bible consistently proclaims from Genesis to Revelation.

Everyone and everything is subject to the repercussions of rebellion against the God who made it all.

In His grace and mercy, He consistently warns those He created in His image: I have provided the way of escape from the punishment that is coming. Escape to My Son, Jesus. Believe in Him. Believe that He came from Me. Believe that He died for all sin. Believe that His death removes you from My wrath towards all sin. Believe that death has no power over Him. Believe that He rose from the grave and has returned to Me. Believe that He is coming again. Believe that when He comes, He will receive all those who believe in Him into Our eternal presence. Believe that when He comes, He will banish all those who do not believe in Him into the eternal lake of fire and brimstone.

We have been warned. We have been shown the way of life and of death.

Escape for your life!

Flee to Jesus.

(Jude 7; 2 Pet 2:6-8; Rev 14:10, 20:10, 21:8; Mat t 10:15, 11:23; 1 John 2:15-17; Luke 17:28-32; Ps 11:6, 75:8; Deut 23:3-6; Ruth 1:4, 4:18-22; Mat t 1:5-6)

Posted on November 4, 2018 and filed under Genesis.

Genesis 2:4-25 :: Life & Death


Life can only come from life.

The self-existent One, the LORD, gave of His life to form man and to build woman in His image.

He gave them blessings.

He gave them paradise.

He gave them food.

He gave them commands.

He gave them warnings.

He gave them each other.

All that He gave was very good.

All that He gave was for relationship.

(Ex 6:3, 18:4; Gen 6:17, 7:4, 22; Mat t 19:1-15; Mark 10:1-16; Eph 5:21-6:4; 1 Cor 15:45, 47; Rev 2:7, 22:2, 14, 19; Rom 5:12; 1 Cor 6:16, 11:8-9; 2 Cor 11:2)

Posted on June 3, 2018 and filed under Genesis.