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Job - A tale of two meanings.

Most Christians swoon with adoration and become glassy eyed at the mere mention of the book of Job. They believe – encouraged by their overlords – that it is a superlative narrative, illustrating the immense benefits of almost unbearable suffering, and a metaphorical smack in the eye for their arch-enemy, the entirely rational – in this instance – pseudo-adversary, known as Satan or the Devil. 2,459 more words

Micah 7: Micah's lonely

Woe is me! I feel as used up and barren the field after harvest. I feel so alone. Because it seems like only sinners and evildoers are left in the world. 140 more words

Old Testament

Covenant Q&A

In my experience, when it comes to the Bible some of the most familiar things we actually do not know nearly as well we think. “Covenant” is one of those things. 37 more words

Bible Study

Obedience (1 Samuel 15:22)

But Samuel replied,

“What is more pleasing to the Lord:
    your burnt offerings and sacrifices
    or your obedience to his voice?
Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, 154 more words

Old Testament

Shout of a King: Numbers 5:1-10 - Bible Study Notes

Numbers 5:1-10 (NIV): The LORD said to Moses, “Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has a defiling skin disease or a discharge of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean because of a dead body. 912 more words

Scripture

Wrestles with God

My daughter asked me the other day why someone would want to wrestle with God.  I was taken aback by the question, not only because she’s five and I didn’t expect her to ponder the significance of the metaphor unprompted, but also because I was in the middle of merging with lunch hour traffic onto 295, and multi-tasking is not my forté. 626 more words

“Signing up for the Loyalty Program”

“Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and of people.” —Proverbs 3:3-4… 304 more words

Christian Faith