Some bible patriarchs made unpopular decisions through faith – against their society’s opinions, yet they were not ashamed. God supported their decisions and honored them, and he turned them to become uncommon champions. For instance, “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to...

Israelites despised God’s warning not to run to Egypt for refuge; they confronted Jeremiah and claimed the Creator has failed them, therefore they would do whatever they please, and no one could stop them. The scripture reported Israelites’ actions, “Then all the men who knew that their wives had burned incense to other gods, with...

Faith is important to humans and God. It is the connecting rod between the two. A person without faith cannot relate to God, even if he attempted it, God would not respond. The scripture stated, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders...

God warned the remnant of Judah who remained in their land not to seek refuge in Egypt; they would be punished if they do so. They would prosper if they remain in the land of Judah. God spoke through Jeremiah and said, “If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you...

A Christian who endures in faith unto the end will receive eternal rewards from God. It is written, “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry....

God’s day of reckoning caught Israelites unaware. Since God had removed his protection from them due to their sins, foreign invaders were able to storm their cities and looted their treasures. The Babylonians (invaders) ripped the nation of Israel and Judah apart, and they transported their citizens to Babylon as captives. Unfortunately for Israelites that...

A clear distinction exists between Old Testament priesthood and the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Old Testament priests were bound to periodically sacrifice animals to atone human sins, but Jesus Christ atoned human sins once and for all! The scripture explained “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away...

Judah authority punished Jeremiah for speaking of God’s mind. They threw him into a pit with the hope of starving him to death. The scripture reported, “So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the king’s son, which was in the court of the prison, and they let Jeremiah down with...

The high priests of the Old Testament period offered animal sacrifices to cleanse human sins, but those sacrifices were never perfect since the high priests themselves were not perfect. To help stop human dilemma, God sent his own Son as the perfect High Priest to sacrifice his life for their sins. The Son of God...

God affirmed his promises over Israelites his children; he would favor them and restore their losses. God declared, “Thus says the Lord: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My...

God promised a new and better covenant with his children, as they reserve their trust in him. The scripture said, “…For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I...

Israelites that survived war-time will also enjoy peace of the Lord. God promised to reinstate his lost children into their heritage – with guaranteed rest and safety. It is written in the scripture, “At the same time,” says the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be...

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