Monthly Archive: January 2008

Jan 31 2008

Choice of Faith

Even with the death of 75% of Naomi’s family, I still feel a great relief to be out of the book of Judges! At least in the first chapter of Ruth, the deaths seem to be a bit more natural and less gruesome.But Ruth 1 is a chapter full of choices, and I’m wondering if …

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Jan 30 2008

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Jan 30 2008

I Don't Want to Do it My Way!

Oh I can’t wait for the refreshment that will be found in Ruth! Because these last five chapters have been a real cesspool… and sometimes hitting a little too close to home. The last chapter of Judges (Judges 21) continues the soap opera of life where “every man went to his own tribe…to his own …

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Jan 29 2008

The Costliness of Poor Choices

These last few chapters are an unusual read especially when I study them right after asking the Lord to communicate with me. “Lord speak to me. Show me Your mind.” And then to read about a prostitute gang raped leading to her death. Hmmmm.Today’s no exception to this puzzling response from the Lord to my …

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Jan 28 2008

The Levites as a Litmus Test

Seems like after Samson’s death in chapter 16, things have been looking pretty bleak. I guess we shouldn’t be too surprise, after all, these chapters are just an outworking of what happened in the garden “every man did what was right in his own eyes.” We always seem to be wanting to define what is …

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