Friday, 9/17/21 – Who Were the Sons of Korah?

Who Were the Sons of Korah?

Perhaps while reading the Psalms you’ve noticed the attribution “A Psalm of the Sons of Korah” or “A maskil* of the sons of Korah.” You may have wondered, just who were these mysterious “sons of Korah?”

But before I get to that, let’s clear up a common misconception…

Perhaps, like me, you assumed David wrote the majority of the psalms. Maybe, also like me, you pictured him serenely laying on a hillside, watching over Jesse’s sheep, the duties of shepherding done for the day as the sun gently began to set on the horizon. He picks up his harp and begins to compose…

Well, not so! In fact of the 150 psalms David is attributed with writing only, and exactly, half! 75! 73 psalms bear his name: 3-9; 11-32; 34-41; 51-65; 68-70; 86; 101; 103; 108-110; 122; 124; 131; 133; and 138-145. Psalm 2 is referred to as by David in Acts 4:25 and psalm 95 is given Davidic authorship in Heb.4:7. These psalms were written throughout the highs and lows of David’s life: while fleeing his enemies, after committing great sin, while contemplating life, or reveling in God’s majesty!

Asaph (one of the leaders of David’s choir, wrote 12 psalms: 50; 73-83. Heman, a grandson of Samuel, along with the sons of Korah, wrote 1 psalm: 88; Solomon, David’s son wrote 2 psalms: 72 and 127; Moses scribed 1 psalm: 90; Ethan the Ezrahite also penned 1 psalm: 89; and 48 psalms remain anonymous.

Eleven psalms are attributed to “The Sons of Korah”: 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 84, 85, 87, and 88.

So who were they? Turns out there are three “Korahs” mentioned in the Bible. The first we find in Genesis 36:4,14. This “Korah” is one of the sons born to Oholibamah, one of Esau’s wives. In vs. 18 he is included as one of the “chiefs” among Esau’s descendants. The second is named in 1 Chronicles 2:34, identified simply as a son of someone named Hebron. Neither of these feature as prominently in the Bible as the third “Korah.” His story is found in the book of Numbers, chapter 16.

This Korah was a descendant of Levi, the tribe specifically set apart for the service of the sanctuary. He, along with two Reubenites, Dathan and Abiram, On, son of Peleth plus 250 Israeli community heavyweights decided to challenge the God-appointed leadership of Moses! (Num. 16:1-3). Their rebellion was really a rebellion against God!

For their transgression these men met a truely awesome and terrible fate:

“…the ground under them split apart and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions… the earth closed over them, and they perished… And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men …” (Num. 16:31-35).

The actions of this Korah were so well-known and evil that Jude names him in likening the wicked of his day,

Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain [the first murderer]; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error [being swayed from obedience by the prospect of personal gain]; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion [challenging God by challenging His appointed representative].” (Jude 11).

But thankfully this evil heart did not continue throughout subsequent generations. Later offspring of Korah served as doorkeepers and soldiers under King David; three in particular, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, excelled in music and contributed to the writing of the psalms.

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 * A “maskil” is a type of musical performance

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Friday, 9/10/21 – Does Judaism still practice Animal Sacrifice?

Does Judaism still practice Animal Sacrifice?

A blog reader, Barb, asks, “Why do Jews of today not preform the old animal sacrifices? If they don’t believe Jesus was the Messiah, and that He came to abolish the old law, why did unbelieving Jews stop using the old laws…or did they?”

Thanks Barb… and no, Jews today do not practice animal sacrifice. Here’s the backstory…

In 66 AD the Judean Jews rebelled against the Romans who ruled over them. This resulted in Nero ordering General Vespasian to restore order. By 68 AD order was re-established and the Romans focus shifted to Jerusalem. Nero died and Vespasian became Emperor while his son Titus pressed on in the attack on Jerusalem. By 70 AD the outer walls were breached and a full attack commenced. The climax of this siege was the burning and destruction of the Temple.

Now according to Mosaic Law the Temple was the only proscribed place of animal sacrifice:

“Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please. Offer them only at the place the Lord will choose in one of your tribes, and there observe everything I command you.” (Deut. 12:13-14).

So it was then that animal sacrifices stopped.

It is interesting to me that the God Who instituted the Mosaic Law and the requirement of blood sacrifice for sin, the God Who sent to us His One and Only Son Christ to be the fulfillment of that system by becoming the Lamb of God, the final sacrifice for our sin, that this God within this same generation also allowed the destruction of the Temple and thereby put an end to the old system of lesser sacrifices. Remember too that at the very moment of Christ’s death the heavy veil in the Temple was rent in two, symbolically making the way to the most holy open to all (see Matt. 27:51).

But despite all this the Jews have not yet embraced Christ as their Messiah. So, another question arises, “Upon what then does the Jew of today trust to receive the forgiveness of God?”

In the Law we read, “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.“ (Lev. 17:11). Or as Hebrews states it, “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Heb. 9:22). The Christian trusts in the shed blood of Christ, as the promised Messiah, but the Jews do not. Since they do not trust in Christ for atonement, and can no longer offer animal sacrifices, where is their atonement for sin?

Today’s Jew rests his faith upon passages such as this: “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” (Hoses 6:6) Despite the clarity of passages like Lev. 17:11 cited above today’s Jew relies upon prayer, repentance and works (good deeds).

Scripture tells us the day will come when all Israel will return to Christ (Rom. 11:25-27; Isa. 59:20, 21; Jer. 31:33,34), but as yet that day has not happened. As believers in our Lord Jesus Christ we ought pray that this day will hasten.

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Friday, 9/3/21 – “If God is beyond understanding, why try?”

“If God is beyond understanding, why try?”

Today’s question comes neither from a reader, the internet, nor my own musings. This question is a paraphrase of one asked rhetorically by Cyril of Jerusalem (310-386). Cyril was a church leader and expounder of orthodoxy. His Catechetical Lectures are an insightful and articulate commentary on Christian doctrine.

Cyril asks, “If the divine essence is beyond our understanding, why do you even bother to talk about these things?” He responds with three indisputable analogies:

“Because I can’t drink up the whole river, can’t I take what brings me blessing? Just because, with eyes made like mine, my sight can’t suck up the whole sun, can’t I even look on it enough to meet my needs? Just because I’ve gone into a bountiful garden and can’t gorge myself on its whole volume of fruits, do you want me to go away utterly hungry?”

Or we might pose this question yet another way: “Because our God is infinite in greatness and glory and therefore worthy of infinite praise, why should we attempt to praise Him at all?”

There is an obvious ludicrosity in such a statement! In the last of the psalms the psalmist writes, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” (Ps. 150:6). The psalm opens and closes with the words “Praise the Lord,” in the Hebrew the phrase is equally familiar, “Hallelu Yah” —  Hallelujah!

Do you cheer your home team win, or do you keep silent because enough other fans are cheering? Do you stop buying groceries because you cannot eat the whole stock of the supermarket? Do you decide not to breathe because your lungs are too small to inhale the whole of the planet’s supply?

Paul scribes in doxology,

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them? For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things…” (Rom. 11:33-36a).

And what does Paul conclude after stating such divine vastness? “To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” (Rom. 11:36b). In giving God praise and in seeking out the depths of His being we, as well as He, are edified.

If God is beyond understanding, why try? Because we were created and commanded to do it. Because He is our Bread and Living Water; taking Him into our being again and again is our life! Taking Him in in mind and soul… taking Him in and spilling Him out… streams of living water! It is our privilege, our duty, our chief joy!

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Friday, 8/27/21 – If death is natural why does it feel so wrong?

If death is natural why does it feel so wrong?

Here is a modified something that I posted back in 2017, before I began blogging.

One of the most convincing evidences of the truth of the gospel is the fact that we all feel that death is something that ought not happen. Every other aspect of our natural being makes sense: we hunger, there is natural food and we are nourished by it; we have a drive for sex, there is a mate to fulfil that and it results in multiplication of humankind; we fear a danger, and adrenalin provides energy for battle or escape; we have creative ambition and can create. But then comes death. It makes no sense. We want to go on… but the fact of death thwarts us.

God has created us with a sense of eternity in our hearts. Death feels wrong because it is wrong. The fact that all around us and within us death exists is not God’s fault, it is ours – ours because of sin. Long ago we chose, and every day we choose, sin over God. Death is not what God our Creator intended. “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts….” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Tozer comments…

“We take it for granted and we are not surprised at all about the eternal nature of God but the greater wonder is that God has seen fit to put His own everlastingness within the hearts of men and women….
I believe that this is the truth about our troubles and our problems: We are disturbed because God has put everlastingness in our hearts. He has put a longing for immortality in our beings. He has put something within men and women that demands God and heaven—and yet we are too blind and sinful to find Him or even to look for Him!…
Men and women need to be told plainly, and again and again, why they are disturbed and why they are upset. They need to be told why they are lost and that if they will not repent they will certainly perish. Doctors and counselors will tell troubled men and women that their problems are psychological, but it is something deeper within the human being that troubles and upsets—it is the longing after eternity.” – A.W. Tozer, Christ the Eternal Son, pp. 52-54

The wages of sin is death,” (Rom. 6 :23a) But the gospel tells us there is a way back to eternality. There is an answer to that inner longing, and that answer is Christ! “…the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23b).

May the Lord, help all who read this see past the commotion and chaos of this world and listen to that longing within. May they all reach out and grasp Christ, our only hope of salvation and the gift of eternal life.

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Friday, 8/20/21 – Today’s Question: Why did Rachel want Leah’s Mandrakes?

Why did Rachel want Leah’s Mandrakes?

Today’s question arises from an incident recorded in the 30th chapter of the book of Genesis, the very first book of the Old Testament, the book of beginnings. From the creation of all things, the origin of sin, Noah, the flood, God’s covenant with Abraham, His dealings with Isaac, Jacob (whom God renamed ‘Israel’), his sons, and the beginnings of the 12 tribes of Israel.

Now Jacob, you may recall, loved Rachel and worked 7 years for her father, Laban, to win her hand in marriage. Laban, however, tricked Joseph into marrying Rachel’s elder sister Leah first and then working an additional 7 years in exchange for Rachel. You can well imagine the rivalry between these two sisters for the attention and favor of Jacob, and giving him sons was seen as one way to score points!

Leah turns out to be the most fertile and bears Jacob 4 sons (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah). At this, Rachel becomes desperate. She gives Jacob her servant Bilhah to produce sons for her, and Bilhah does, giving Jacob 2 more sons (Dan, Naphtali). Two can play at this game, thinks Leah, so she too gives her servant Zilpah to Jacob and 2 more sons are born (Gad, Asher).

The score is Leah 4, Bilhah 2, Zilpah 2, Rachel 0, and it is at this point the Mandrakes come in (Gen. 30:14-16).

Reuben, Leah’s firstborn, discovers some Mandrakes plants and brings them home to Leah.

Mandrakes belong to the nightshade family. They have white or purple flowers and produce large yellow berries. Many cultures used them as an aphrodisiac and fertility drug. Mandrakes appear two times in the Bible, here, and in the intimate love poem of Song of Solomon.

“The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my beloved.” (Song of Solomon 7:13).

This then is evidently Rachel’s interest in obtaining them. So far she’s given her husband no children at all. The Mandrakes just might boost her odds.

As it turns out though, Leah is the next to bear and in time gives Jacob 2 more sons (Issachar, Zebulun) – Oh, and a daughter (Dinah)!

At long last Rachel does bear Jacob a son (Joseph) and some time later, with her dying breath, another (Benjamin) (Gen. 35:16-18).

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Friday, 8/13/21 – Does God really blind eyes and harden hearts?

Does God really blind eyes and harden hearts?

Brenda asks... “In his gospel John cites Isaiah saying, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to me, and I would heal them.” (John 12:40). Will God cause those who continually turn their back on Him to not be able to see, feel and know Him?

This is indeed a very tough question and I’m not going to score a hundred percent on it! But perhaps I can offer a way of viewing this blinding or hardening that will be helpful.

Scripture teaches it is the Presence of the Holy Spirit upon this earth Who creates conviction of sin in the heart of an unbeliever and woos a soul to the Mercy and Grace of God.

And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment:” (John 16:8, AMP).

But this Mercy and Grace of God will not be extended to mankind forever. This has been clear from the beginning…

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Gen. 6:3, NKJV).

Remember, God does not owe us salvation! We are in the wrong here. “All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.” (Ps. 14:3). It is because of His great ‘compassion and favor’ that God acts to restore us to Himself,

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. (Eph. 2:8-9, AMP).

Once the Holy Spirit is removed from this earth His conviction and wooing will cease; there will be nothing acting upon sinful souls to draw them to Christ and salvation.

For the mystery of lawlessness [rebellion against divine authority and the coming reign of lawlessness] is already at work; [but it is restrained] only until he who now restrains it is taken out of the way.” (2 Thess. 2:7, AMP).

This is why the hour is urgent as Paul writes, “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2). Or as we read in Hebrews, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” (Heb. 3:15, Ps. 95:8).

But all of this aside we must still bow to the Sovereignty of God. God has every right to hardened hearts if it so pleases Him. However God is also always Just. He is also always Loving, and above all He is also always Holy. In all his actions God acts in consistency with all his attributes. He does nothing arbitrarily and all his works are good.

Tony Reinke comments,

“God’s judicial hardening is not presented as the capricious manipulation of an arbitrary potentate cursing morally neutral or even morally pure beings, but as a holy condemnation of a guilty people who are condemned to do and be what they themselves have chosen.” *

How blessed we are to be children of such a great and gracious God!

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* Source: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/you-asked-does-god-harden-a-believers-heart/

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Friday, 8/6/21 – Today’s Friday Question: Caiaphas prophecy?

Caiaphas prophecy?

A blog reader, Brenda, writes

“In John 11:51-52 it says that Caiaphas prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation and for the scattered children of God. Is his prophesy written somewhere else in the Scriptures or is this the only reference to his prophesy.”

Jesus had just performed the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead, a man already decaying four days entombed. So shaking was this miracle that, as John records, “many… believed in him” (v. 45). When the Pharisees got wind of this they panicked. What if everyone began to chase after Him, want to make Him ruler? The Romans would surely see this threat to their rule. They would destroy our temple, the place which taught of a coming messiah, and ruin our nation removing all possible threat of insurgency.

To this Caiaphas responds “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”. His thinking is this: Jesus must simply be removed. To kill him, one man, is better than to allow the potential death and suffering of many. Strategically the comment made sense. One death is better than many deaths. But no doubt their motives were mixed.

In any event, God is utilizing Caiaphas to orchestrate a great irony. Caiaphas has in mind the immediate: kill the upstart, save the present population. God has in mind the eternal: sacrifice the Son, save the millions that will trust in Him.

John now sees this as he writes his gospel narrative. John, the dearest and most loved disciple. He has insights others perhaps do not.

John mentions this prophecy again in 18:14, and the dilemma is again alluded to in 19:12. This following statement appears to come from the Torah, but I am puzzled at this as the Torah deals only with the O.T. Pentateuch. Documenting this precisely was difficult.

“The Holy Spirit spoke a prophecy and proclaimed the gospel through the mouth of the wicked Caiaphas, a reminder that God works in many ways one hardly expects, and He speaks through many voices one would never anticipate.” (https://torahportions.ffoz.org/)

Other than this dubious reference to the Torah I have found no other sources.

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Friday, 7/30/21 – More thoughts on Christ and Temptation…

More thoughts on Christ and Temptation…

One of these days I really must look at changing my blog layout. Though I do like the one I’ve been using there is one aspect I wish were different: the poor visibility of your comments, and the even poorer visibility of my responses to them.

If you look very carefully, down at the bottom of each post you will find in small, very light font a list if options… something like this,

but it looks like this,

Most miss-able indeed!

If you click on the “Leave a Comment” link you will be able to do so, but few readers notice the link and consequently comments are rare. Once a comment has been left, however, it is easy to be seen following that blog.

The July 9 post, “Could Jesus Have Sinned,” was such a post with a good reader comment. Because these are easily overlooked I repeat my responses here as today’s post for your consideration…

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In Gal. 5:16 Paul writes, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” We tend to walk in and out of the Spirit and likely will until heaven. Jesus walked always in vital union with the Spirit and Father, excepting that dreadful moment on the cross (Matt.27:46).

A Spirit filled Christian seeing someone drop their wallet would be compelled to chase after the owner and return it. If this Christian is asked, “Why didn’t you keep it?” he may well reply, “Oh, I couldn’t do that!” Well, he could, but He couldn’t. Why? “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set [him] free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2). So long as he walks in the Spirit, and until all sin is taken from him. Christ always walked by the Spirit.

On the matter of Christ being tempted “in all points like as we are” (Heb. 4:15), I think it important to distinguish between the virtue being tested and the means used to effect that testing.

When a man is tempted to vanity he may be enticed to purchase and flaunt an extravagant sports car, a fine yacht, or expensive electronics. When a woman is tempted to vanity she may be excessive in her clothing, beauty treatments, or socializations with some elite clique. Both are tempted on the same point, vanity, but the bait must necessarily be different. Christ was tempted to vanity also. It was the second of his great temptations while Jesus was in the wilderness.

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. ‘If you are the Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down. For it is written: “He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”’” (Matt. 4:5-6).

The devil had been taunting Jesus, challenging His identity. He dared Christ to prove His divinity by performing this act of indulgence. “If you are the Son of God,” he said. But Jesus asserted the Word of God over competition of vanity. He said, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”(v.7).

Like the man and the woman, so too Christ was tempted on the point of vanity, and as in the case of the man and the woman, so too with Christ the bait had to be tailor-made.

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Friday, 7/23/21 – Why do we wiggle?

Why do we wiggle?

The manifestations of a demon-possessed person can be most unsettling: intense strength, growls and glares, cursing, flailing about, frothing like a rabid animal and convulsing. All the while a frightful spiritual darkness presses down upon the scene. Enough to rattle the nerves and shake the faith of many.

But the Truth is, the demons fear you, the believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. Even the weakest of us is, to the devil and his host, like a toddler with a loaded pistol. The devil knows what we hold in our hands. Drop the Name of Jesus and the demons must flee:

“…do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20).
Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:7b-8).
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” (James 2:19).
God… gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth… to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil. 2:9-11).

Mark writes of one such individual brought by his father to Jesus. The fearful challenge had proved too much for the apostles; “I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out,” the man recounted to Jesus, “but they could not.” (Mark 9:18). “Since childhood,”‘ the man continued, “whenever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid,” the man explained, ”…and often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him.”

Sure enough, as soon as the demon-possessed son saw Jesus scripture records, “…immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.”

But Jesus wasn’t wiggling. He knew who had the upper hand here. Despite the loud display of demonic madness before Him, Jesus calmly says, “…all things are possible to him who believes.” Oh, how we want to believe when circumstances shout otherwise! We do… but we don’t.

Let’s be wise like this father… How? By being honest. “Lord, I believe,” he cried, “help my unbelief!

That son was delivered that day. — Even though the father’s faith wobbled at best, he had at least a grain… and that grain was enough. As Jesus elsewhere said, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matt. 17:20).

Now I’m not saying we should all go out and seek to fight demons or move mountains around, but… well… Remember that brook trout? [See Tuesday’s blog] When situations looked tense brother Jim, Don’s dad, would often say “God’s not wiggling.” Whether it’s surrendering to some personal change or stepping boldly forward to a new level of faith and confidence in God — neither should we.

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Friday, 7/16/21 – How Strong is God?

How Strong is God?

The development of atomic radiation, atomic change and nuclear fission occurred from 1895 to 1945. From 1939 to 1945 most of this development centered upon the atomic bomb.*

It was on this day July 16, 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico that the United States tested the first atomic bomb. Just one month later they dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, an act that soon led to the end of World War II.

Since then the focus has been on controlling and using this energy in more productive ways such as naval propulsion and the creation of electricity. From 1956 on the focus has been on creating reliable nuclear power plants.* The Chernobyl disaster of April 26, 1986 was a sobering example of the mighty destructive power of the atom.

But mankind is capable of imagining far greater powers that these. A viewing of the latest sci-fi or superhero movie will testify to that. Consider the planet destroying power of Star Trek TOS ‘Doomsday Machine’ or the universe destroying power of ‘Thanos’ of Marvel’s Avengers flicks.

Yet all of these are laughable when compared against the Almighty power of God! Just look at His creation, the universe, and it’s vastness against the dust speck that is Earth. How puny are our goings-on and imaginings when seen beside it! And our God made all this.

How strong is God? More that you think! God is omnipotent! Your ability to conceive the greatness of His strength is finite. Thus, God’s strength is always “more than you think” because is always “more than you can think.”

Paul wrote to the Ephesians of God “who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20, ESV). Or as the NIV has it, “…able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” Years earlier the psalmist extolled, “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” (Psalm 147:5).

No limit! — How great indeed is our God. Yet He stoops to love us, and to all who will receive Him to live within us!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3:20-21).

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 *SOURCE: https://world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/outline-history-of-nuclear-energy.aspx