Who Is This Jesus?

During the season between Christmas and Easter, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Jesus. It was helpful (and divinely providential, no doubt) that I happened to be going through the four gospel accounts in my Bible reading plan leading up to Christmas. Reading them in order of events was especially enlightening for someone…

No Other Gods

2 Kings 17 describes the Assyrian capture of Israel and the Assyrian king’s resettlement of Samarian land. He brings in several groups of people with pagan backgrounds who worship a multiplicity of false gods – people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim (v. 24). It’s specifically noted that they “did not fear the Lord”…