Three companions of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” each have their own “If I only had…” song. If we’re paying attention to the narrative of Genesis 29-30, three characters also emerge with their own “If I only had…” song. So what does Jacob have his heart set on? What about Leah? And what about Rachel? And why do all of them end up in profound disappointment?
In our first angle of looking at the relevance of the 10 Commandments given to Israel, we consider the connections to the Creation account and what God has intended for humans all along.
In order to jumpstart 2018, we look at 3 accounts which use almost identical language - one with Noah, one with Abraham, and one with Moses. Each of them occur when God was offering an opportunity for a fresh start. We draw 7 conclusions from the parallels on what spiritual renewal is all about.
In the first of a new series on seeing Jesus in each book of the Bible, we look at the themes in Jesus that point us to the need for a Savior and the promise of one.