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The Question That Everyone Asks and Answers

Boom! There it is! The central theme of the book of Job. All of the verbal sparring between Job and his frenemies, from chapter four until Bildad asks his question in chapter twenty-five, finally drives at least one of them to ask the right question,   "How can a man be righteous before God?" (Job 25:4).  Up until this point Job's frenemies, and even Job himself, attempt to answer the question, "Why... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Times of Waiting Reveal Our Faith

by Joel Strahan Waiting is difficult. Genesis 40:1-23 No one enjoys waiting. The last thing anyone wants to hear after completing a medical exam is, "We will have your results in a week." How often do we ask the Lord for direction about a major life decision, and His answer is to wait? Waiting is difficult. However, God is interested in us learning to wait. We see this in Joseph's story, and we experience it in our own stories.  God often makes His... Read More
Posted by Joel Strahan at Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Genealogies Tell A Story

Genealogies track people and nations and tell a story. They include important details about people (both good and bad) who will show up later in the story. The genealogies of the Bible reveal a God keeps track of history (as should we—that we may marvel at God's righteousness assessment, redemption and judgment of humanity). Esau's genealogy (Genesis 36) demonstrates the reality of God's covenant that He made with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) and... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Monday, January 13, 2020
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Moses Records No Random or Insignificant Details

When Moses records these events in Abraham's life, it is with deliberation—no insignificant or random detail is included. These stories would inform the theology and sociology of the newly-liberated Hebrews. Today's reading begins with Abraham's "haste" in chapter 18 when the three guest show up. He "ran" to meet them. (It has been years since God had spoken to him.) He hastened to inform Sarah to prepare a meal for them, "Make ready quickly …... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Monday, January 6, 2020
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Marking Time is a God-thing

One of the amazing realities of creation event is that the God Who is timeless created time . The ability to mark or k eep track of time was designed by God on day four of creation, “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years’” (Gen 1:14). God placed His stamp of approval on the creation of time by declaring at the conclusion of that day,... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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