MANY OF US have been taught that it isn’t possible to see God with our natural eyes and live. How do we reconcile that with the account of God personally eating a meal with Moses, Aaron, and the seventy elders of Israel?
NOT SURPRISINGLY, the exiles who returned to Jerusalem in 538 B.C. got discouraged pretty quickly and left off rebuilding the Temple. Thankfully, God sent a couple of prophets to encourage them to get back to work.
TODAY, WE begin studying the fulfillment of the patriarchal promise, the occupation of the land that Yahweh had allotted to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.