What Does The Number Thirteen (13) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Number 13 in the Bible

Is there something symbolic or meaningful about the number 13?   If so, what is it?Not an Unlucky Number God is sovereign over all that happens and there are no accidents in the reign of God so 13 is not a lucky or unlucky number.  In fact, luck is like chance…it is nothing.  Some hotels and airlines have no 13th floor or 13th aisles in them because of superstition.  Friday the 13th also carries that stigma with it. When we attribute certain power or luck to a number we are revealing our ign … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Helping Others in Need

Bible Verses for Helping Others

Everyone needs help at one time or another so what are 7 of the top Bible verses about helping others in need.Visiting the Orphans and WidowsJames 1:27 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”There may not be a greater verse in all the Bible than this one that defines for us what pure religion is. James is basically saying that this is the essence of what rel … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses For a Birthday Card

bible verses for birtdays

Here are 7 of my favorite Bible verses that you could use for a birthday card.God Sings Over YouZephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”Your parents weren’t the only One signing over you with gladness when you were born but so was God.  Can you imagine the God of the universe singing over you, not with a quiet, still voice but “with l … [Read more...]

What Does The Number Twelve (12) Mean or Represent In The Bible

Number 12 in the Bible

Numbers have meaning to God and often certain numbers have special meaning.  What special meaning or purpose does the number 12 have in the Bible?The Number Twelve You’ll find the number 12 used in 187 places in the Bible and there are some significances to this number as we will read.  The number twelve seems to be very important to God and it represents, in most cases, the number of perfection and authority.  The number 12 shows up in the Book of Revelation 22 times and are very important … [Read more...]

What Does the Number Seven (7) Mean or Represent in the Bible

The Number Seven In The Bible

There are many references to the number seven in the Bible.  What is this significance of this number and what does it mean or represent in Scripture?Seven, the Template for Mankind The number seven is a number of completeness, divine perfection or something that is finished, as in the creation week in Genesis one.  Even though God spends six days in creating the earth, He could have done it all on one day but I believe God is giving a pattern for mankind to follow.  That is, God is showing … [Read more...]

What is Biblical Discernment?

biblical discernment

We are told to have discernment when we hear or read the teachings of others but what is biblical discernment and how can we have discernment as to whether a teaching is true or not? Discernment is… Every single one of us has practiced discernment at one time or another.  When we were buying a car, a house, or even a pair of shoes, we looked them over, we estimated whether they are worth the money or not and if the investment was a good idea or not; then we base our decision on those and other … [Read more...]