"By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off
Shortly before Christ was sentenced to death by crucifixion, Pilate offered the Jews a choice. They could choose to release Jesus or a murderer by the name of Barabbas (Mark 15:7). Sadly, the Jews chose a murderer over the Son of God: ‘The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!” Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!” Then
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) The idea of being stalked is something that is often joked about (i.e. I’m totally stalking your Facebook right now), but, in reality, is truly terrifying. The idea that someone is out there lurking…watching…plotting against you…waiting for the right moment to strike unexpectedly…is not one that any of us in our right minds would perceive as ple