Bilhah and Zilpah were servants who were given to Rachel and Leah when they married Jacob. Bilhah belonged to Rachel. Zilpah belonged to Leah. Continue reading
He [Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
– 1 John 2:2
Psst! I’ve got a great secret. Jesus died to set you free from the guilt and punishment of your own sins. Psst #2! He didn’t do it just for you; he did it for everyone else, too! Spread the word.
– Phil Ware
Like all Olympic athletes, Gabby Douglas’ road to the Olympics was paved with determination, hard work and sacrifice. But it was more than that. Gabby’s journey was laid on a foundation of God’s Word and prayer.
The Israelites had a lot of enemies. Some of those enemies were the Ammonites – a cruel group of people who did not worship God, sacrificed their living babies to a false image, and according to Amos 1:13, they ripped open the stomachs of pregnant women in the lands that they conquered. One day, a Gileadite outcast named Jephthah, rose to leadership in Israel and became a judge for six years. During this time, Judges 11:29 tells us that ‘the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah’ and he made a vow that if the Lord gave him victory over the Ammonites he would sacrifice the first thing that greeted him upon his return home to the Lord.