Don’t Cheapen the Supernatural

“It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4). “On the other hand, it is written, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God’” (Matthew 4:7). “Begone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, andContinue reading “Don’t Cheapen the Supernatural”

God Tells Jokes

God tells jokes—well, puns. In Jeremiah 1:11–19, God got the nervous prophet-to-be’s attention with a lesson that included a subtle little witticism we don’t notice in the English translation. The words for “almond” and “watch” are very similar. When Jeremiah saw an almond tree, a pot, and a pillar, he discovered three vital truths. TheContinue reading “God Tells Jokes”

The Fierce Struggle

In 1896, an explorer named Carl Akeley found himself in a remote section of Ethiopia, chased by an eighty-pound leopard. He remembered the leopard pouncing, trying “to sink her teeth into my throat.” She missed, snagging his right arm with her vicious jaws. The two rolled in the sand—a long, fierce struggle. Akeley weakened, andContinue reading “The Fierce Struggle”