Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. (Hebrews 12:3-4)
Have you ever thought about all that was done in the shedding of Jesus’ blood, starting within the Garden of Gethsemane? Until recently, I had never considered the blood Jesus shed in the garden as being a part of the atonement, but that was the first place His blood was shed. Continue reading →
While reading the Bible a few days ago I came across this rather strange statement in the book of Jeremiah:
To whom shall I speak and give warning,
That they may hear?
Indeed their ear is uncircumcised,
And they cannot give heed.
Behold, the word of the Lord is a reproach to them;
They have no delight in it. (Jeremiah 6:10)
I was intrigued by the thought that God would describe people as having uncircumcised ears and I wondered what that could mean. Continue reading →