Posts By: Bradley Mooney

I AM your reward

Daily Reading – Genesis 15:1-17:7 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great… I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you.” The opening and closing… Read more »

A Priest Forever

Daily Reading – Genesis 14 While God continues to build on the promises of the covenant, Abraham and Lot suddenly find themselves in the middle of a 9 city Canaanite civil war. Lot is carried away with the plunder of Sodom and Gomorrah, but Abraham comes to his rescue. As Abraham returns, the King of… Read more »

The Call of Abraham

Daily Reading – Genesis 12:1-8 Last week we saw the spread of astrology from Babylon into the surrounding nations. Abraham’s family migrated Southeast to the land of Ur where they lived and “served other gods.” (Joshua 24:2) Just before he was stoned to death, Stephen gave the history of Israel leading up to Christ beginning… Read more »

The Harlot Babylon

Daily Reading – Genesis 10-11 Genesis 10 and 11 tells the story of the “beginnings” of modern day religion. More specifically it recalls man’s earliest mass organized attempt to find satisfaction and purpose outside of God’s design. Noah’s son Ham received a curse on his family line for disrespecting his father after the flood. Perhaps… Read more »

Washed By The Water

Daily Reading – Genesis 6-8:22 The epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest surviving pieces of literature in human history. Written in Akkadian, the epic describes a great flood with such similar detail to the Bible’s version that critics claim Moses must have stolen the story from the Babylonians… And, therefore, the Bible is… Read more »

Noah and the Hope of Rest

“The central tenets of the so-called “new testament” have no clear and explicit mention in the Jewish Bible. A messiah figure that comes twice, a dying and rising messiah, even the very use of the word “messiah” to refer to the future promised Davidic king of Israel, the replacement of Israel with Gentiles in some… Read more »

Cain and Abel

Daily Reading – Genesis 4 There is never a gain with sin, only loss. In chapter 3, Adam and Eve rejected God’s blessing and pursued pleasure against his will. The father of lies promised them satisfaction through disobedience, but the sin brought only despair. But God, who is rich in mercy, makes a promise that brings them… Read more »

The Temple of Creation

Daily Reading – Genesis 1-2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds”… Then God made man in his own image… And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,… Read more »