Indifference

     Consider the analogy of a frog sitting in a water pot. He is use to his environment, but subtly and unaware, the water is steadily heating up, and he is being slowly cooked! Subtle changes that we “learn to live with” we don’t feel the outcome right away...

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The God of Last Laughs

Isaac got found out. He told the Philistines that Rebekah was his sister. He wanted to hide the fact that she was his wife. He knew her beauty would make her desirable. He feared for his life; he thought King Abimilech would kill him and take her for himself. This...

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Friends Worth Keeping

“Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend.” This is from Proverbs 27, a chapter that has lot to say about true friends. How many chose to ignore this counsel? Many who wander from these friends are very much lost, I am sorry to say. They go far from...

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Finding the Way to Forgiveness

Joseph was a man done wrong. His brothers, in a fit of jealousy, threw him into a pit. He was Daddy Jacob’s favorite and these men were tired of him, and the fancy coat of many colors he had been given to wear. To make matters worse, this young man...

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Build, Plant, Eat, Marry

Jeremiah faced a nation pretty much all by himself. He spoke for God; but few listened and heeded the words given to him to tell. He addressed kings and priests, noblemen and soldiers. His words were strong, warning of the consequences to come from the people’s years of idolatry and...

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Made for War

The best defense is a good offense – or so I have heard it said by a number of sports coaches through the years. In fact, this is an ancient concept; really it’s one that’s as old as Creation. Follow this with me. Genesis opens by telling us that “the...

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A Faithful Father Makes a Difference

The early chapters of 1 Samuel could be titled this: “The Tale of Two Fathers.” There is Elkanah and his leadership, and then there is Eli, the priest and leader of the Tabernacle — Israel’s worship center that was then based in Shiloh. Elkanah represents one of those hidden heroes...

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