No one has felt more rejection than Jesus Christ. He was rejected by those of His hometown, and His own physical brothers rejected Him because they did not believe.
Jacob's son Joseph receives the least criticism and the most praise, a sterling record of character and human accomplishment surpassed only by Jesus Christ.
An entire chapter of Genesis is devoted to the sexual violation of Dinah and its consequences. Who bears the responsibility for this grievous crime?
Even though Joseph was born into a highly dysfunctional family, he nevertheless had a high batting average when it came to making the right moral choices.
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on the aphorism, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," reminds us that God alone is the author of beauty, creating the multiple sense modalities (sight, sound, touch, smell and taste) and has created nothing ugly, including sunsets, landscapes, differing flora and fauna, and even facial …
Children do not initiate love but reflect it. If a child does not receive a convincing demonstration of this love, he will not become a conductor of love.
Richard Ritenbaugh, commenting on the current Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, looks at the undaunted spirit of the Israelis, which has lasted almost three generations. They face the current conflict with resolve, as though they had planned it for a long time. God is watching and guarding Judah, making sure that the Arabs will not …