Jesus made a very simple statement that every Christian should grade themselves on.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. – John 14:15 (KJB)
The phrase, “love me” occurs nine times in the Bible. This first time it occurs is in the account of Jacob and his wives.
“And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.” – Genesis 29:31 (KJV)
There is one thing that Leah wanted from her husband, Jacob – that he would love her.
Years of prayer were answered recently when God moved me and my family. We have had a long-standing desire to live in the country and God finally made it possible. He did it in a way that totally surprised us and in a way that has blessed us beyond measure. This article is not about answered prayer, but about some interesting things we have learned on our farm.
As Abraham stood with the Lord, looking towards Sodom and Gomorrah, we are given a glimpse into the great mercy of God. Abraham’s plea went out to God. If only ten righteous be found in these two cities, would God spare them? To this, God replied that he would not destroy them for the sake of ten righteous.