RAHABS KINDNESS

Joshua and the Israelites await God’s direction for conquering the land promised to them by God. In preparation for invasion, Joshua sends two spies across the river to bring back military intelligence. They are to especially focus on the great walled city of Jericho. The two spies find their...

Elisha’s Peace

Elisha was a 9th century prophet. He was not fiery like Elijah but he was a people’s prophet. His name means God is salvation. We first hear of him when Elijah is commanded by God to anoint him as his successor. Elijah threw his cloak, a rough garment, over...

Job’s Patience

Job’s name means ‘persecuted one.’ He came from the land of Uz which is probably northern Arabia. Job is a godly man, wealthy and influential and owns large herds of cattle. He is a loving husband and caring father of seven sons and three daughters. One day, within the...

HANNAH’S JOY

Hannah’s name means “grace.” Hannah has been married to Elkanah for a number of years and has not borne him any children, let alone sons. In the culture of that day, barrenness was the worst thing that could befall a woman. To make matters worse, Peninnah, who comes in...