Category: GROW

God Is Holy

God’s holiness so deeply impacted Isaiah he thought his life was over. In all likelihood, he recalled the words of God to Moses saying, “no man shall see Me and live” (Ex.33:20). Whether a vision or a view into the heavenly realm, we know Isaiah was never the same.

Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) in flight, Mazkeret Batya, Israel.

WAITING ON THE LORD

The word “wait” is the exact opposite of frantically trying to make something happen before its time on a self-determined timetable. Wait conveys persistent expectancy—waiting on God to accomplish His purpose at His appointed time.

Nathan, David and Bathsheba. (Madeleine Place de La Madeleine, Paris, 1837). By Baron Henri de Triqueti.

God’s Amazing Grace

Throughout biblical history, God demonstrates that He delights in using the least likely individuals—from man’s perspective—to accomplish His purposes. In spite of the circumstances that brought them together, David and Bathsheba’s son, Solomon, was destined to be next in succession in the lineage of Messiah.

Psalm 23: 6" (Albert Bierstadt after the style of Maxfield Parrish. By MKM Portfolios.

Goodness and Mercy

David had come to know the Lord’s goodness over the course of a lifetime. Based on God’s past faithfulness, he had an expectant confidence of God’s continued care not only in this mortal life, but in the very presence of the Lord forever!