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Habakkuk’s Prayer

The arrogance of the Babylonians was unnerving [Habakkuk 1:10-11] The Babylonians attribute their military successes to their own strength as their god. Habakkuk, notwithstanding, is confident and hopeful that God will not permit His people to perish at their hands. … Continue reading

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Love of Money

[taken from my current work: Isaiah and the Six Woes: A Cautionary Tale of Pity.] Whether a nation or an individual, the biblical message of Isaiah is the same. And if there is a sequence or order to the 6 … Continue reading

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The Fire of God

[taken from my current work: Isaiah and the Six Woes: A Cautionary Tale of Pity.] Therefore, just as fire licks up stubble and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will rot and their flowers wither. For they … Continue reading

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Is a ‘Hin’ of Wine Significant?

According to the Mishnah, Rabbinical teachings on the Torah, the Passover meal was eaten with a “hin” (10 pints) of red wine. [see Rev. Dr. Edersheim. “The Temple, Its Ministry and Services, as They were at the Time of Jesus … Continue reading

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Let Me Teach, Lord!

[on Psalm 51:13 when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. “Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.“] David is impassioned about helping others find the magnanimity of … Continue reading

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Angels

We live in a kind-of “bubble” in which we sense our reality through a materialism, what we can see, feel, taste, etc. Living inside this natural sphere, all thing are considered knowable. But we are not seeing the larger picture; … Continue reading

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Thank You

Have we raised a generation that has lost the ability to say: “thank you”? Is this an absurd question? Are we simply negligent in recognizing the value of being thankful? Or, perhaps, this is an extreme feeling difficult to voice. … Continue reading

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Reflections on How Good God Is

I have been making an attempt at a weekly blog but a lot depends on my mood. My current mood, as I noted last week, is “contemplative.” That’s probably why I have taken a peaceful and meditative interest in Paul’s … Continue reading

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Contemplative Moments

I have been unusually contemplative the last few days. This is not to say I have been despondent but more reflective, more aware of the feelings some of the people I have come to care about are feeling while I … Continue reading

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Fatherhood

With the current interest in redefining identities, the Christian Church is in the process of reevaluating relevant Scriptures. Binary identification, gender dysphoria and gender reassignment, gender affirming care for children, non-binary persons, shared pronouns, and misgendering are among the increasing … Continue reading

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