The Three Promises of the Abrahamic Covenant: The Promised Land to the physical descendants of Abraham (Israel); That Israel would be a great and blessed nation; That all the peoples of the world would be blessed through Abraham’s seed, the Messiah.
There are days of large harvest reported in the Bible, and also days when the faithful remnant was small but trusting God as they built and rebuilt!
The people in America who named their churches ‘Rehoboth’ were glad to be free to worship without state interference. There was finally ‘room enough’ for them!
Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be. Don’t despise the tension that’s meant to grow us toward our potential!
When we are studying through a book of the Bible chapter by chapter, it is helpful to pull back sometimes as you go, and remind yourself of the big picture that frames the chapter you are in. Getting this “bird’s eye view” helps you understand where you have been, where you are, and where you are going!
It’s as if Abraham was saying, “Like this tree will be here long after I’m dead, God’s promises will go forth into future generations.”
Baptist Christians have always advocated for religious liberty for all, and only want to win people to Christ with persuasive words, not coercive weapons.
It is good for God’s people to talk through disagreements with others.
There was a call on Zerubbabel, Joshua, and the people. And because God was in it, and had provided His presence and His power, the mountain would become a plain before Zerubbabel!
We do not overlook ministry on earth while we await Heaven. Jesus taught us to pray: Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven! Applying His teaching in us and around us makes the world a better place!