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Beauty is in the Eye of the Creator

We’ve heard the phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Often this is said to justify different taste in art, music, architecture, etc. In other words, two individuals may look at a piece of art in two completely different ways—one repulsed, the other attracted—based on their own perceptions. Is something beautiful? It depends on who you ask. When we open our Bibles, it doesn’t take us very long to discover what God views as beautiful. Not surprisingly, His…

Why God’s Promises Matter To God’s People

From the beginning of scripture, we begin to recognize a unique characteristic of God: He makes and keeps promises. Early on, these promises are known as “Covenants” in which God enters into an agreement with humanity. For example, he promised Noah post-flood that he would not bring that form of judgment on the earth again (Gen. 9:11); He still keeps that promise today. He promised Abraham that He would give his descendants the land of Canaan (Gen. 13:14-16) and fulfills…