Entries by Josh Dawes

Abide Together: Reflections on Jeremiah 31

Jeremiah 31 is such a great reminder of God faithfulness.  God has made continued to stay faithful to the people of Israel.  The people of Israel have failed time and time again to follow God’s commands.  God continues to promise what they do not deserve.  The blessings of our God are not poured out because […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Ezra 1:

As I read Ezra 1 I am reminded of God’s faithfulness.  I am reminded of his ability to accomplish his plans despite mans plan to thwart.  Our God had given the Israelites over to their enemies, but God was still in control.  I love verse 5  “Then rose up the heads of the father houses […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Jeremiah 15

Jeremiah 15 reminded me of our great God’s power and justice.  In the midst of all the evil that Israel had sone.  The lord reminded his people that he was a perfect, just God and that sins against God are an attack on him, therefore they are taken seriously.  Our God gives us mercy and […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Amos 4

In Amos chapter 4 I am reminded of my desperate need for Christ.  God has tried to show the Israelites there need to turn to God.  Even in spite of the Lord giving them signs and warnings.  How guilty are we of being so sure of our selves that we are blinded by our desperate […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Psalms 27

David here in Psalms 27 lays out his salvation.  He just reflects on the Lord and his providence for him.  He rejoices in the Lord and his beauty.  David here has this desire to just see the face of the Lord and worship him forever.  He understands how great our God is and how rewarding […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Exodus 17

In chapter 17 the Israelites complain about their situation again.  They have asked multiple times before this, why did the Lord bring us out of Egypt?  They had no sense of gratitude or understanding of the Lord’s willingness to help them.  They also had missed the other times where the Lord provided despite their ungrateful attitude.   […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Exodus 10

In chapter 10 we see Pharaoh begin to try to bargain with Moses and God.  He agrees at one point to let the men go and come back.  Later he agrees to let the children god.  None of these agreements were enough.  God required all of the people be let go.  Pharaoh did not understand […]

Abide Together: Reflections on Exodus 3

We reading in Exodus 3 about how Moses sees the burning bush and talks to God.  Moses was hesitant and questioned the Lord but the Lord gave him answer and solution he needed.  Moses is obviously taken back and surprised by the fact that the Lord has chosen to use him.  He had ran from […]