In Luke 19, we come across a tiny phrase of Scripture that holds great weight. Jesus is on his way to meet Zacchaeus (unbeknownst to Zacchaeus) in Luke 19; but the first verse of Luke 19 says this...
In Mark 5, we find the story of Jairus. Jairus implores Jesus to come and heal his daughter. His faith is evident in this story; but so is another truth about what it truly means to worship.
Most of us have heard the story of God telling Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. This sacrifice meant so much not only because Isaac was Abraham’s son, but because he was the son of promise—the offspring through which God had promised to give Abraham descendants as numerous as the sand on the shore or the stars in the sky.
In 1 Samuel 30, we find the story of David and his men coming to Ziklag, only to find the city plundered and their families taken captive. David’s men, heartbroken, turn to blaming their leader for this misfortune. Until this point, David has responded to crisis by acting insane, going after others, and similar actions.