Christ, Spiritual

As For Me and My House

All my life I've heard people quote an edited version of Joshua 24:15: (Choose you this day whom ye shall serve. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.) To tell the truth the scripture has never made much of an impact on me. It seemed kind of . . . well… Continue reading As For Me and My House

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Deep-ish Thoughts, Leviticus, Spiritual

Leviticus 3-6

My road-trip through the Bible got stalled for a few weeks because I got caught up in yet another deadline -- and, I'll admit, because I'm in Leviticus, which isn't exactly an enthralling book. Thankfully, our God is a forgiving God, and a patient God. But He's also a consistent God. Once He asks us… Continue reading Leviticus 3-6

Christ, Spiritual, The Word

Leviticus 1-2

I'll admit it. This is my first time ever reading Leviticus. I'm sure I've read the occasional scripture, picked out by someone who was giving a talk or preaching a sermon, but I haven't read the entire book and I know very little about what it contains. I'm walking through unknown territory here, folks. It's… Continue reading Leviticus 1-2

Spiritual

Exodus 35-40

In Chapter 35, Moses puts out a call for volunteers to build the tabernacle the Lord has commanded Moses to build for Him. The Lord has given Moses detailed instructions: this many curtains, exactly this size; this many hooks made exactly this way. Moses goes to the children of Israel and asks for donations. Bring… Continue reading Exodus 35-40

Spiritual

Exodus 33-34

The Lord promises to be with the children of Israel. This is a promise He's made before, but He seems to be renewing his promise now, after the recent events that almost resulted in the children of Israel getting themselves wiped off the face of the earth. Moses is instructed to move the carefully constructed… Continue reading Exodus 33-34

Gratitude, Spiritual

Exodus 31-32

So Moses is up on Mount Sinai receiving God's laws and commandments for his people. He's up there for forty days and forty nights -- which, when you think about it, is a little while to be cut off completely from all communication with the folks left behind. No cell phone. No text messages. No… Continue reading Exodus 31-32

Spiritual

Exodus 25-30

God gives the Israelites a lot of direction in these chapters about how to build a tabernacle, how to construct the mercy seat, how many panels of curtains to place on the columns, how many columns to build, how tall and wide everything is to be. I have to confess that I got a little… Continue reading Exodus 25-30

Spiritual

Exodus 21-24

The Israelites are still gathered and God is giving them some laws to live by. These aren't the flat-out DON'T rules, these are IF YOU DO IT THIS WAY, WHAT THEN? rules. If you buy a servant, set him free in the seventh year--unless he has taken a wife, then do this, unless the wife… Continue reading Exodus 21-24

Spiritual

Exodus 18-20

In Chapter 18 of Exodus, Jethro comes to visit Moses in the wilderness. He brings with him Moses' wife and his sons. Now, I always thought that Moses and the Israelites were wandering around in the wilderness lost. Apparently, they weren't lost in the way I thought they were since Jethro knew where to find… Continue reading Exodus 18-20

Spiritual

Exodus 15-17

The Israelites have escaped Pharaoh and now they're wandering in the desert. They're excited and happy. They sing songs of praise to God and to Moses. In Chapter 15 of Exodus, they're full of praise. They're singing. They're dancing. They're shouting for joy. 2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become… Continue reading Exodus 15-17