This time, though, Moses wrestles with the people of Israel, who still hold on to memories of what life used to be like in Egypt. 1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on … More Exodus 16. The Arm Wrestling Continues
When I think of Joseph and his brothers, in my mind I lump them all together in their plan to harm him. But while re-reading the story this morning, I noticed that Reuben was not in on the plot. Most of the brothers were standing together in Dothan, feeding the flocks. When Joseph approached them, … More Reuben to the rescue
He had a divine appointment with her at noon, so Jesus needed to go through Samaria on his way from Judea to Galilee to meet with her. Jesus arranged with his disciples ahead of time, “Meet me at Jacob’s well,” and they went into the city to buy food. Jesus sat down next … More Are you thirsty at noontime? #water Come to the Well
We know that Enoch walked with God, and he was no more for God took him. Genesis 5:24 and Hebrews 11:5. *revised: Enoch was seven generations from Adam. Enoch was also Noah’s great-grandfather. I’ve always been curious to read the book of Enoch, first to determine for myself if it is actually true and … More Have you read the book of Enoch?
Yes, it’s a famous line from the 12 step programs, but it never helped me. Let go–send your problem into the universe–God may or may not fix it. The problem goes into the great cavern of other problems, with no known solution. Let it go into the great sea of forgetfulness. Some call it faith. … More Let Go and Let God is a bunch of crap.
We expect our prayers to be answered a certain way and we are upset when they are answered differently. Let’s take a look at John the Baptist. (This was not directly answer to prayer so much as an answer to a question.) For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him … More When the answer is not the one you wanted.
Balaam was riding along on his donkey, going where God had told him not to go. God’s anger was kindled, (think of fire) because Balaam went, and the Angel of the Lord stood in the road to be an adversary against him. The donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way, with … More Does the ASS know more than you do?