Meditate on Scripture


"God Provides" (Genesis 22). Abraham’s relief of God's provision and the benefit of trusting God even when circumstances seem tragic.

“God Provides” (Genesis 22). Abraham’s relief of God’s provision and the benefit of trusting God even when circumstances seem tragic.

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. (2 Timothy 2:7)

It’s easy to read the Bible too quickly, especially if you’ve read the story before. After all, you know the ending. But reading quickly not only risks missing deeper knowledge but also underlying emotions.

Can you imagine Abraham’s mental contortion when he learned his son would not be sacrificed?

"The grief of God: A new beginning" (Genesis 7:1-24). Imagine the moments after God shut the door to the ark. Fists banging and voices yelling for the only way that leads to life to be reopened. The way we live our life matters.

“The grief of God: A new beginning” (Genesis 7:1-24). Imagine the moments after God shut the door to the ark. Fists banging and voices yelling for the only way that leads to life to be reopened. The way we live our life matters.

Have you considered the agony of Noah and his family when the rains came, and they heard clawing and anguish on the other side of the arc. Too late.

Some believe that Jesus might have been two years old when the wise men finally made their way to his house. What is the emotion of a young boy or a young God-man when foreigners arrive at the door?

"The Terrible Lie" (Genesis 3:1-24). Distraught and distant from God, Adam and Eve wonder what will happen next. Emotionally separated from each other, having to leave the garden must have been so scary.

“The Terrible Lie” (Genesis 3:1-24). Distraught and distant from God, Adam and Eve wonder what will happen next. Emotionally separated from each other, having to leave the garden must have been so scary.

Were Adam and Eve capable of understanding the full consequences of their actions?

"Beholding God With Us" (Matthew 2). Siting at Joseph and Mary's front door, Jesus watches the Magi arrive. At two years old (or even as an infant), did Jesus know the Magi would come? Psalm 139 tells us God's eyes saw us when we were formless, and all our days were written and planned before a single one of them began.

“Beholding God With Us” (Matthew 2). Siting at Joseph and Mary’s front door, Jesus watches the Magi arrive. At two years old (or even as an infant), did Jesus know the Magi would come? Psalm 139 tells us God’s eyes saw us when we were formless, and all our days were written and planned before a single one of them began.

Craig Hawkins has thought about such things, and using charcoal, put his thoughts to paper. Ponder his work. Perhaps he has uncovered a new dimension of Biblical insight for you.

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