Imagine the person preaching your funeral saying “we have come to remember one who died like a fool” because the death could have been prevented. King David thus lamented the slain military leader Abner in the Old Testament. Abner died at the hands of Joab because he killed Joab’s brother. God designated Hebron as a “city of refuge” for people with circumstances like Abner. Joab was able to lure him outside the wall of the city just long enough to take Abner’s life. In today’s broadcast of Let the Bible Speak; why many are standing, like Abner, just outside God’s city of refuge today.
Earthly life is a sacred trust but it is also a fragile and fleeting existence. Many are laying plans for a tomorrow that may never come. Such a realization should cause us to evaluate the real meaning of our time here on earth. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look to the inspired author’s introspective question “What Is Your Life?”
Does it matter how we worship God? If we could ask two old testament priests named Nadab and Abihu that question, doubtless they would answer, “Yes!” When the sons of Aaron burned incense to the Lord, the fire they used was not obtained from the correct place. They instead offered “strange fire” unto the Lord which angered God and the fire consumed them. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we see how dangerous it is to play with fire.
After Ezra confessed the sins of his people upon their return from captivity, what was the result? In part 1 of our study on confession of sin we learn from this biblical example what it means to agree with God in confessing our wrongs. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we present part 2 of our study. See what followed Ezra’s prayer and what a true confession of sins will result in in our lives today.
The bible says that we must confess our sins to God as a condition of being forgiven (1 John 1:9) but what is a true confession of sin? When a remnant of ancient Israel returned to their homeland from Babylon, they soon sinned by marrying people from pagan nations. When Ezra the priest and scribe learned of this great transgression he was astonished and poured out his lament before God in a moving confession. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn what confessing our sins really means.