What Is The Leviathan In The Bible?


What was the Leviathan in the Bible? What could this creature have been? How does the Hebrew language help us find out?Self-Righteous Job In Job 41:1 God asks Job a rhetorical question, “Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?” The obvious answer is no, it can’t be done. God was answering Job who had been questioning God so God came back and asked Job a lot of questions which basically says “Job, who do you think you are? I am the Creator! How could y … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between Joy And Happiness In The Bible?


Are joy and happiness the same thing? How are they different? How does the Bible delineate the differences between joy and happiness?Happiness is… I think most people would agree that happiness is a goal. Doesn’t everyone want to be happy? The truth is the Bible never promises happiness, however it does promise joy. There is a difference. You can have joy and be happy but you can’t really be happy without joy; at least lasting happiness. It’s easy to be happy when you have freedom from suffe … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between New Wine And Old Wine In The Bible?


What is the difference between new wine and old wine in the Bible? Why does Jesus talk about the new wine and the old wine?The Old Wine When the Bible speaks about old wine, it may be referring to the Old Covenant teachings and the new wine, the New Covenant. The Pharisees and scribes were grumbling about the fact that John the Baptist’s disciples fasted but Jesus’ disciples ate and drank (Luke 5:33) and so Jesus tells them “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between Wealth And Riches In The Bible?


What is the difference between having wealth and having riches in the Bible? Are they the same or are they different from one another?Wealth Most of the world lives on about two dollars a day is what I heard. That’s amazing because that means that most of us who live in the West or in parts of Europe and Australia are incredibly wealthy compared to the rest of the world. Wealth is relative. A person living on welfare in the U.S. would be extremely rich in Ghana. A fast food worker here in t … [Read more...]

A Bible Comparison of Elijah and Elisha


Here is a comparison or contrast between the prophets Elijah and Elisha in the Old Testament and Who their miracles point to.The Old Testament Prophet No man ever called himself to be a prophet. It has always been God Who calls a man to be a prophet. Jeremiah is a prime example as God spoke to him saying “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations” (Jer 1:5). The very same thing happened to Aaron where God … [Read more...]

What Is A Concubine? Why Was This Allowed In The Old Testament?


What is a concubine? Why did God allow this in the Old Testament period?A Concubine is… A concubine is a female who willingly gives herself up to enslave herself or sell herself for a man for sexual pleasure. It is a relationship with someone to whom they are not or cannot be married. The reasons can greatly vary like the person’s religious beliefs, they are already married, a social rank status that prohibits their marrying, or even a recognition by others that restricts their marrying. Con … [Read more...]