In times of distress, people cry to God for help. Is God always listening? In the former dispensation, God dealt with humanity on a national level. God’s people, ancient Israel, sometimes found themselves in peril because of their sin. When they realized their helplessness without Jehovah, they would sorrow and plead with Him for deliverance., God’s help was conditional. He was not then, nor is He now, a heavenly vending machine of victory and blessing. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we learn some important lessons as individuals from an ancient nation’s dealings with God.
Are pandemics and natural disasters sent from God? Is the COVID-19 crisis an act of God’s judgment? These are not only questions some are asking, but they are also affirmations some are making. It is true that God has used diseases and calamities as forms of judgment upon sinful people but is that what is occurring now? Are there other biblical explanations for the crisis at hand? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at such plagues that God sent in the past and see if they compare to what we are facing today. We also learn about how trials regardless of their cause should refine our relationship to God.
Trouble and turmoil reveal many things about us that we don’t always see at other times. As a nation, we can more clearly see our strengths and weaknesses in times like these. The present pandemic will test not only our country and our economy, but even more importantly, our families, our faith, and the condition of our hearts and lives. Could they reveal that you are trying to voyage across the sea of life without an anchor? Anchors are not a luxury, they are a necessity is we are to safely make it across. Many of the things upon which people are depending to anchor their souls during the present storm are failing them. There is an anchor that is sure and steadfast no matter how high the angry billows roll. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we pose the question: Will Your Anchor Hold?
To the fractured and partisan church at Corinth, Paul posed the question: Is Christ divided? The rhetorical question is still timely and powerful. Does the division that characterizes modern religion reflect that people are following Christ or men? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we consider Paul’s question: Is Christ Divided?
The leaders of ancient Judah were facing the threat of Assyrian invasion. They were making an unholy alliance with Egypt to protect them and arrogantly thought that they had averted the coming judgment of God. The prophet Isaiah warned them that judgment day was coming and when it did the storm would sweep away the “refuge of lies” in which they were hiding. Thus it will be in the Day of Judgment when the world will stand before Christ. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we ask: Are you living beneath a refuge of lies?