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“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” Hebrews 11:8 Put yourself in Sarah’s shoes today.  The Bible doesn’t tell us much about her early life, except that she had married her half-brother and as near as we know was happy in that marriage.  At some point, they had moved from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran along with their father.  Scriptures later let us know that Abraham was rich, so no doubt they lived in a…

“Saying, what wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.” Luke 18:41 What a strange question Jesus asked.  There was no doubt that Bartimaeus was blind and because of that he was begging along the roadside.  No doubt the garment he wore showed the world that he was unable to work because of his disability.  He had heard the footsteps of the crowd as they were passing by. Even though he could not see Jesus, he somehow knew that He was there and cried out.  When they tried to quiet…

“She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.” Zephaniah 3:2 In the book of Zephaniah, God presents a choice – be holy or be judged. God’s mercy always allowed for a righteous remnant to survive, and all who called on Him would be blessed. The Book ends with the promise of the Christ to come and that same great hope transforms the lives of men and women today. As I read this verse in my daily Bible reading, I felt like changing it around. I am…