Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the massive drought in the continental United States, observes that nothing makes one appreciate water like drought. Water has great metaphorical significance on the Last Great Day of the Feast, symbolizing God's Holy Spir. . .
A major key to our spiritual survival is the control, regulation, and re-direction of our appetites from what is not good for us to what is good for us.
Richard Ritenbaugh, realizing that some words are inadequate to describe the magnitude of certain things, ponders why the Last Great Day is called great! God's great outpouring of His Spirit will be poured out upon billions—perhaps upward of 60 billi. . .
Ted Bowling, focusing upon the figure of a deer panting for water in Psalm 42, explores the various connotations of the verb pant as it applies to thirsting after water in an arid environment as well as to the exhaustion experienced by an animal escaping f. . .
Famine is caused by sin, ignorance, foolish farming practices, and inadequate means of transit. The whole world will soon suffer intense spiritual famine.
Sheep are the most dependent on their owner for their well-being. From the viewpoint of the sheep, the quality of care of the shepherd is of utmost importance.
Some know that Christ is at the door, but they will not rouse themselves from their spiritual lethargy to open it.
Living faith has its roots in fervently, diligently seeking God and His righteousness with intense desire (like a passionate lover) through habitual prayer.
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