God still commands the chaos

Scripture Notes on Revelation 13 And the [first] beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months… Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them… and by the signs that [the second beast] is allowed to work in […]

God is the avenger of injustice

Scripture Notes on Revelation 6 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge […]

God’s blessing goes beyond your suffering

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 3 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled… (1 Peter 3:14) The reality of suffering is one that many people don’t like to deal with.  Even many Christians, uncomfortable trying to reconcile God’s love with His allowance […]

God Will Vindicate Your Suffering

Do you ever wonder if your pain has a purpose? “Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages. For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.”  -Psalm 135:13-14 Jesus Christ was ridiculously mistreated. He was mocked and murdered, abandoned and abused.  Because He spoke the […]