When Job speaks of a redeemer, we think of Jesus. Though Job lived long before Jesus was born, we know that Jesus was already God’s plan to redeem us. (Eph 1:4)
In ancient Israel, there was also the idea of a family redeemer, the closest relative who had the responsibility of stepping in to help when someone was alone or in trouble. Today we would call this the next of kin. For children, this would be mom or dad. A child who has lost their parents or whose parents are not able to care for them needs someone else to be their redeemer or advocate…to stand with them and for them.
John and Joy Haspels visited with us on October 20, 2019 as part of our celebration of the Presbyterian Women Thank Offering. They are missionaries serving in Kenya with African Inland Mission. 1/3 of our offering that day went to the Haspels, 1/3 to the PW projects, and 1/3 to Sterling College Mission Trips. Many ...
"Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand." 1 Chronicles 29:14
This was David's prayer of thanks to God for the gifts the people gave for the building of the temple. Moses probably said something similar in response to the great generosity of the people of Israel who gave for the building of the tabernacle in the desert (Exodus 35-36).