Wealth and riches can never bring true freedom…
Though seemingly insignificant these 400 years of silence were important because God was orchestrating world affairs to bring his plan to fruition.
As thread and needle are both necessary to the seamstress, so men and women each stand equal before God and useful in his service.
Fishing and fisherman were important in New Testament times because fish was a common and essential part of the diet.
Pottery making was an important service because the ancient peoples utilized clay for cooking pots, jars, plates, shipping containers, and even ovens.
Taxes in Bible days were a heavy burden for wherever they went, along major highways or country roads, people encountered the tax booth.
When Christ appeared on the scene it was during a time of hatred, factions, and divisions. No wonder he seemed so radical as he went about tearing walls down.
Marked by snobbery and an uncharitable spirit, the religious leaders avoided and neglected those they considered inferior or untouchable.
With travel so slow and often dangerous, hospitality was a sacred duty. And when no inns were available, people were required to take travelers into their homes.