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.