Every year, BibleGateway.com—the world’s most visited Christian website—publishes a list of the most read Bible verses on its website. The list always includes a number of familiar Bible verses (Proverbs 3:5–6; Psalm 23:4; 1 Corinthians 13:4; Romans 12:1–2; Philippians 4:6, 13; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 29:11).
When God graciously made his salvific promise to Abraham to bless him and his seed, the blessing was to be an expansive one. That is, Abraham was blessed to be a blessing. Hear the word of the Lord: Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go
Psalm 81 is a psalm that fits, once again, into the broader context of the Babylonian exile. This psalm, however, is unique in that it speaks from God’s perspective. Rather than the people crying out to God for relief and asking why and how long,