Tag: Family

I have seen this shared around social media and I didn’t like the way it was written, so I have rewritten it. In three short months, everything we worshipped has been taken away. God let us worship these things because He is a God of free choice. But let’s look where this has left us. We worship athletes, but now the stadiums are shut down. We worship celebrities, but now even they can’t go out so we have nothing to…

The following article was published in the 2018 4th Quarter publication of The Professional Bowhunter Magazine from the Professional Bowhunters Society. My father’s love for the outdoors is part of the legacy that I am most grateful I have inherited from David Watson. There are many good memories and experiences I had with him, enjoying and exploring the outdoors. When I was younger, my father took me hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, and more. In fact, I learned how to use a…

There are so many subjects, situations, and lessons that we can gather from the book of Genesis. In the closing chapters of the book, here are some things that stood out to me. The family situations from Abraham on down to Joseph were complicated at best. Sometimes in our aerial view of these people in the book of Genesis, we have a tendency to think that there was perfect faith and obedience while serving God. However, when we look at…

I was reading the lineage of Esau in Genesis this morning. These are the painful areas in Scripture to stay focused on, but I patiently went through it. People tend to skip these parts because it doesn’t appeal to their senses and likes. I mean, who really cares about the lineage of Esau? What does that have to do with our salvation, right? At first I started to wish my way through the chapter, but then I started to see…

You thought your family was dysfunctional? What a hot mess in the family of Isaac and Jacob! Let’s recap some highlights of this family mess. Esau gave up his birthright to Isaac over some food! The flesh is weak! How many of us have appetites as gods? Jacob, with the help of his mother, deceived his father Isaac by impersonating Esau to get the blessing from Isaac. How could a wife of a man of God do such a thing…

Only the paganistic cultures would sacrifice their children to their god, yet here is the God of heaven asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to Him on a mountain. God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son finally came through. Although there were some times of doubt and even though they sinned against God in having a son through Sarah’s servant, God still came through with His promise. Isaac might have come sooner if they…

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” –Hebrews 11:7 Noah was not a perfect man. However, he was a man that moved when he heard what God wanted him to do and acted according to faith and trust. He was ridiculed by neighbors and mocked by everyone around. Noah could have…

“When you point your finger cos your plan fell through / You got three more fingers pointing back at you.” -Solid Rock, by Dire Straights Our expectation of how others should live does not always coincide with how we should be living. Many Christians, because of the failure of their own life influence and example, point out things that other people should be doing and go so far as to implement laws that will enforce their beliefs. As a Christian, you have…