El Shaddai–Almighty Nurturer

We talked last week about Almighty God, a translation of the Hebrew phrase El Shaddai. In addition to unlimited power, this phrase implies strength and friendship. What really struck me as I studied this name some more, is that some scholars believe that Shaddai comes from the Hebrew root word Shad, which means “breast.” That… Read More

Bible Doodle: Genesis 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.  Exodus 20:12, NIV But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Psalm 131:2, NIV The above verse often confused me, until I thought of the comfort a mother or grandmother… Read More

Honor your parents

Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:16 (NLT) Notice that this is the only commandment in the Bible with a promise about the way life operates. Jesus always subordinated his life and… Read More