There are several times the Bible told a story about a person tricking someone. The most popular ones were the family of Jacob. From his grand father Abraham, father Isaac and mother Rebekah, to his uncle Laban. The tradition continued. But there were also not-so-famous acts of “April fool’s Day” […]
The song of Deborah tells us about the details before, during and after the battle between the Israelites (lead by Barak and Deborah) and the Canaanites (lead by Sisera, commander of King Jabin’s army). In this chapter, our brave warrior was awoken by God because the Israelites did not have […]
Out of the many names recorded in the book of Judges, only one of them was a female judge. Deborah was the fourth judge in the Bible. In the short story of Judges 4-5, she sits at the Palm of Deborah (probably not named after her but the nurse of […]
According to the vast internet, Cushites (later called Ethiopians) were a group of dark-skinned people that are originally indigenous from North Africa. Midianites in the Bible are also dark-skinned tribe in which originated in Northwest Arabian Peninsula. Also according to the Bible, Moses travelled far from Egypt and stranded near […]
Zipporah is known in the Bible as the Wife of Moses. Her famous story (or not so famous if you haven’t heard it already because she was only written in the book of Exodus and not mentioned after) was when she cut her own son’s genitals and threw the skin […]
Zipporah did not have that much attention compared to his husband Moses. But she did something that made her story just as important in the life of our Exodus hero.
In her story, you will see how anyone can be a blessing in disguise for other people and that you have a purpose given to you by God.
Rebekah was chosen to become the wife of Isaac. She was also chosen to become the mother of two distinctive nations. A promise that will continue the legacy that God has promised Abraham and Sarah. But there are choices she made for her children that somewhat relatable for our own decisions these days.
Let us find out how Rebekah is People Just Like You.
Bathsheba was the wife of David. They had a son named Solomon who became the wisest and greatest king the world has ever known, no one surpassed him neither before nor after his reign. She was called the Queen mother. This woman was also written as one of the women […]
David had done all things right in the eyes of the Lord except for the time when he met one specific woman. But who is she in the life of David, what is she famous for, and why now?
Let us find out how Bathsheba is People Just Like You.
Purim (from the word “pur” that means lot in the book of Esther) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, who was planning to annihilate all the Jews.
Read about the days of Purim in the scripture from the Book of Esther.
This is the story of a girl named Hadassah who lost both her parents at a very young age. She did not have a mother-figure who can teach her how to act like a fine young woman. But thanks to her cousin, who adopted her and took her as his own daughter, Hadassah had a little father-figure that taught her the ways of God throughout her childhood. And this young innocent girl became a great woman of character.
Let us find out how Hadassah is People Just Like You.
The life of Hosea and Gomer had been a diverse or rather weird love-story in the Bible because of how God “commanded” Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman (harlot, whore, prostitute) just to prove His point about how He accepts the Israelites despite their prostitutions to other gods.
Yet, the scriptures tell us about the hatred God had with Gomer’s offspring because they were made from the one thing He hate the most: cheating.
The story started with Hosea, one of the minor prophets, married a harlot named Gomer, exactly as God has commanded. It may be unusual for the Lord to ask something this bizarre but there was a deeper meaning behind this perfectly imperfect love story. And in this episode, we are about to discover what it is.
Let us find out how Gomer is People Just Like You.
In the book of Esther, God was not mentioned. Not even once. But there are snippets of scenes that mirrored one of the hurtfuk experience of Jesus Christ with the character of Esther.
Esther is one of the most promising woman ever told in the book of Old Testament. But she wouldn’t have been that important without someone backing her up to achieve what she had. Mordecai was faithful to his God and that is why Esther followed his footsteps and the duo made a huge impact in the history of their people up to this generation.
The Israelites were the descendant of Abraham to whom God promised to be the father of a great nation. But the question is, how did the Israelites ended up in the land of Egypt? What the Exodus has to do with Laban out of all people?
Let us find out more about the traces and footprints of this historical figures back in roots of the Exodus.
Laban is a trickster. At least that’s what people call him. He tricked Jacob one too many times and made the Exodus take shape. This man, even though we could not see it now, is a history-maker. In this episode, we will see the cause and impact of what Laban has done with the people of Israel.
Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? This is a question some of us must have thought. Some might not have noticed and most must have been aware of the images in the Old Testament that relates to the life of Jesus Christ written in the New Testament.
Before the Fall of Jericho in Chapter 6 of the book of Joshua, something happened on the way to Jericho. Joshua saw a man with a drawn sword and after he knew who he was, he fell facedown the ground. It is written in the previous Chapter, Joshua 5 of the Bible.
Rahab. People talk about Rahab as a prostitute. It was not hidden in the Bible that she was of the sinful people God was ready to wipe out. But how can an unclean woman in the eyes of believers today gets the attention of God and used her to save the Israelite spies?
Let us find out how Rahab is People Just Like You.
In Exodus, the second book of the Bible, God let His glory shine upon the Israelites and His powers make known in the land of Egypt. One of the most prominent events was the execution of the Ten Plagues that were meant to bring the Israelites out from under the yolk of the Egyptians.
But what does God want to do with the gods of Egypt?
The ONLY stories we hear about the Exodus (or as we call it the Israelite’s great escape from Egypt) is that Moses spoke to Pharaoh to let his people go and that he held his staff in the Ten Plagues of Egypt.
That was not what the Bible says. Moses did not lift his staff to make the announcement, at least not in the beginning. It was Aaron the Levite, brother of Moses.
Aaron is a Levite anointed by God Himself to be the first High Priest and serve for the Tabernacle of God along with his descendants. He has positive attributes that made God choose him and his people to be His workers. But this great man was not all that perfect.
Let us find out how Aaron is People Just Like You.
According to the Bible, the Moabites didn’t help the Israelites when they came out of Egypt. They opposed the Israelite invasion of Canaan. As a consequence, the law excluded any descendant of a Moabite to join Israel, down to the tenth generation. If they couldn’t even join the community, how could one of them serve as a king?
In the story of Ruth, Samuel mentioned a specific truth about Ruth. She was a Moabite woman who lived in the foreign soil, city of Moab, where Naomi’s family lived when Bethlehem Judah was in a great famine. She was the wife of Naomi and Elimelek’s son, Mahlon.
So where does the sons of Moab came from?
Ruth is well-known to be a loyal and kind daughter. Though widowed, she made a choice that will make her life important in God’s purpose. What can we say about a woman who is Jewish-by-choice in making a decision that will inspire us in our daily walk with God?
Let us find out how Ruth is People Just Like You.
When someone talks about Cain in the bible, they tend to talk about his jealousy towards his brother Abel, that lead to killing his own blood. But what deeper meaning is hidden from this story of envy in the arc of Genesis? Is there a connection about what this young man’s feelings towards his brother reflect on our own battles?
Let us find out how Cain is People Just Like You.
Samson. Long hair. Supernatural strength. Lion and honey. Donkey’s jawbone. Gates. Delilah. Haircut. Temple Crash. Man
If we talk about this great man of the Bible, most of these keywords come to mind. By this, we can easily determine that Samson’s strength came from his hair. Well, his hair was the last source of his ability to kill enemies. Let’s find out why.
When someone talks about Samson in the bible, they tend to accentuate his supernatural strength due to his fine long locks. But what deeper meaning is hidden on this controversial story of betrayals in the arc of Judges? Is there a connection about what happened to this heroic man respectful to our own battles?
Let us find out how Samson is People Just Like You.