Monthly Archives: May 2016

Blame Game

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-19 (day two)  The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent … Continue reading

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Trustworthy

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-19 (day one)  ” ‘You will not surely die,’ said the serpent to the woman. ‘For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.’ “–v 4. If … Continue reading

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No king in Israel

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day seven) “In those days, there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.”–17: 6 Most scholars think that Samuel wrote the book of Judges.  Years … Continue reading

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Our Own Image

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day six) And he restored the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother. And his mother said, “I dedicate the silver to the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a … Continue reading

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Default Setting

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day five) “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.” It seems like this was the “default setting” for the Israelites- When … Continue reading

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UnChanging

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day four) Micah’s mother meant well.  She was pleased to find what happened to her silver and she dedicated it to the Lord.  Where she failed though was in her application.  Instead of … Continue reading

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Outsider

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day three) “I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah.”  What does a priest of Yahweh bring to the mix?  Power, baby.  This is the new economy–bringing together an individual who wants to protect … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Make Sense

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day two) …and his mother said, “I wholly dedicate the silver from my hand to the Lord for my son to make a graven image and a molten image”…vs. 17:3 No matter how many times you reread … Continue reading

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No king in Israel

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day one) “In those days there was no King in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.”–17:6 Sad and instructive chapters.  We watch as Israeli society disintegrates. Every decision … Continue reading

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Best day

Re:Verse reading–Judges 13:1-5, 14:1-9, 16:1-30 (day seven)  “The dead that he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed in his life”–16:30 It was the best day of his entire life.  Like the thief of the cross, clarity … Continue reading

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