Moments For You
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“There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel” (Numbers 24:17). For a long time those who studied the constellations believed that a star would signal the birth of a mighty king in the land of Israel. The Magi were wise men who... Read more →
“When Jesus was born … there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1). There has been a great deal of confusion surrounding the visit of the wise men. What exactly are “wise men” anyway? The more accurate term is “Magi”—originally the name of a Persian priestly caste,... Read more →
In the book of Genesis, we find the story of Adam and Eve and their two sons, Cain and Abel. The Scriptures say that “Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock” (Genesis 4:3–4).... Read more →
“Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15). What can possibly make a gift indescribable? Since all human presents can be described, it is clear that the only thing that can make a gift indescribable is that it has to have something of God mixed with it.... Read more →
“By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Salvation is a gift you receive, not a paycheck you earn. Don’t underestimate the significance of this biblical truth. If you get it wrong—and it is incredibly easy to get... Read more →
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father” (James 1:17). When I was a child, I wondered why I had to thank God for food I didn’t want to eat. In my immature mind, gratitude was a response to receiving something I... Read more →