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A Glance at the Bible

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20 Jun 232 Fine Young Princes..

Let me set this up. One King Ahab, also known as Queen Jezebel's more palatable half, is in a situation. A fine situation. You see, there's this gentleman from the north, Ben-Hadad King of Syria, spoiling for a fight. A most gruesome one. ‘Your silver and gold are mine,...

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30 Nov When you Select a King..

I’m sure we all remember the story of Saul, the very first king of Israel. And how disappointed the Lord was, when His beloved children demanded a king. But reading the Bible recently, I discovered to my surprise, that God had actually anticipated this eventuality, more than three centuries earlier. Yes Brethren, He...

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25 Oct Shall I Leave my Wine?

So here's the story. Gideon, a most able leader of the Israelites, is no more. He has been gathered peacefully to his people, and buried in the tomb of his father, Joash And after 40 years of his rule, it is now time for someone else to take the reigns. But the man, we are told, has...

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09 Aug 300 Men and a Most Audacious Plan

Gideon is a worried man. A most uneasy one, I would imagine. He has gathered 32,000 great men of war, from Manasseh, his tribesmen. And from Asher, Zebulun and Naphtali.. Good strong, men. Fighting men. Men with whom he intends to vanquish the Midianites, once and for all. No more hiding from these godless invaders. No more! He's going...

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29 Apr The Priest’s Fork

ab·hor <verb> <detest, hate, loathe, despise> <regard with disgust and hatred> Strong, strong words, my friend. ——- Now the sons of Eli were scoundrels who had no respect for the LORD.. Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the LORD.. Now the sons of Eli were evil and...

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31 Mar Jeroboam, Son of Nebat

Jeroboam, son of Nebat. Jeroboam, son of Nebat. Tsk, tsk, tsk. This man surely deserves a dishonorable mention in this here column, methinks. No doubt you’ve come across him several times, among the chronicles of the ancient Israelite Kings; Jeroboam son of Nebat did more evil than all who were before him.. And; Omri...

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18 Mar Turn Ye Northward..

So here’s the story. Moses and the Israelites have been wandering round the wilderness for 40 years. Forty interminable years. They have trudged from one place to another, these seemingly endless decades. They have endured sand and more sand; rock and more rock; cacti and even more dry, worthless...

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12 Feb He Sat Down, Astonished..

“So when I heard this thing I tore my garment and my robe and plucked out some of the hair of my head and beard and sat down, astonished.." Ezra, Priest and Scribe City of Jerusalem, Circa 460 BC. --------------------------------- Ezra was a puzzled man. A thoroughly baffled, perplexed man. And the source of his...

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