Archive for June, 2007

Rain and Remembering

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Lots and lots of rain has deluged us of late.  Truth be told, the rain has been needed, even if it has been hard.  So I thought I would go down memory lane and take you along for the ride. 

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Wonders from the Word – What We Want vs. What We Can

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

David wanted to build a temple to God’s glory (1 Chron.22:7).  God said no (1 Chron.22:8).  So David quit worshipping God. 

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Wonders from the Word – Impressive Nobodies (1 Chron.26-27)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Wonders from the Word – Impressive Nobodies (1 Chron.26-27) In my daily reading, the schedule listed 1 Chron.26-27.  At first glance I noticed

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Numbering the People

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Numbering the People Is it right or wrong to (you fill in the blank)? That’s a good question, always. In fact it needs to be asked more, as individual Christians, families of God, and churches of Christ. In Numbers 1:2, God commands Moses to number the people. There are several occasions

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Wonders from the Word – the Draw of Idolatry: Who Do I Trust?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

When reading the period of the Judges and Kings, one sad fact overwhelmingly – and even numbingly – is present: the draw of idolatry. It is easy for us to isolate the sensualism involved in fertility cults and wholly blame that as the sole cause. After all,

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Wonders from the Word – The Evolution of Ideas

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

In researching today, I came across this thought: “The Atenism-Judaism borrowing connection begins with a general naturalistic assumption that not only denies the possibility of external revelation, but from a rational perspective, supposes that monotheism was a late development that evolved from polytheism, which had in turned evolved from polydemonism, and so on back.”

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Wonders from the Word – Temptation (James 1:13-15)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Here is a thought I wrote down in the margin of my Bible: “Our own temptations lead us to tempt others” – based on Jms.1:13-15. 

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Wonders from the Word – Wisdom

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Are we wise?  I seem to pray for wisdom more today than in bygone years.  Either I am realizing the greater need for it, or how unwise I truly am, or more likely a combination of both. 

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Wonders from the Word – Happiness

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Someone was recently given some money for Christmas.  At first they thought they would just put it in the account with the rest of the money to help pay bills.  They came across the opportunity to buy something with that money, but hesitated.  Their are always bills to be paid.  It was used, and a […]

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Wonders from the Word – Clean and Unclean

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

In reading about sacrifices today, I had a thought that might have a spiritual application for us today.  We know that in the O.T. there were both clean and unclean animals.  Clean animals could be sacrificed and eaten by man, both result in death.  Unclean could not be sacrificed nor eaten.  They were left alone.  […]

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