Bible Reading Plan thoughts: And the walls fell flat?

Our Bible Reading for today is Joshua 6-10. It's the famous scene where Joshua and his army are commanded to march around the city of Jericho for six days. On the 7th day they were to march around it 7 times, shout, and the LORD would make the walls fall flat. The walls were about …

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Sacrifice of Isaac prefigures Christ: the grace of Old Testament symbols and acts

Genesis 22 has the story of the great test of faith of Abraham. God called to Abraham one day, and Abraham answered "Here I am!" God told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, his only son, who Abraham loves. Abraham was to do this on Mt Moriah, a place God initially told Abraham would be …

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Micah’s question: Who is like God in His judgments?

EPrata photoThe faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. (Micah 7:2 NIV)Some thoughts on Micah's entreaty regarding the moral breakdown of Isaraelite society, after listening to James Montgomery Boice's exposition of Micah 7.God has stored up His wrath on sinners for His great Day. We know this because it is …

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Wells of living water: Old Testament pictures are New Testament promises

The passage today is from Genesis 26:17-22. I found that as far as my interpretation of it goes, there seems to be a historical/practical meaning, a spiritual meaning, and a metaphorical meaning. God's word is great. Here is the passage.So Isaac departed from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. And …

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Repentance is more than just "turning".

As one reads through Hosea, particularly chapter 7, it is amazing the number of metaphors God uses to show Israel's perfidy. They were separated from their God and Protector through their own actions. God hadn't gone anywhere, Israel had. They needed to repent and turn to Him.However there is turning and there is turning. God …

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