Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 21 June 2022. Today’s topic: Paul’s Comment

As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!  Galatians 5:12 A few words about humanity.   In verse 12, Paul is wishing physical, painful, permanent harm on the Judaizers who are insisting Christians be circumcised.  He’s saying, “since they’re already downstairs with that knife, why don’t they just cut offContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 21 June 2022. Today’s topic: Paul’s Comment”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 21 December 2021. Today’s topic: An Easter Christmas

“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth willContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 21 December 2021. Today’s topic: An Easter Christmas”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 5 October 2021. Today’s topic: Only Jesus Can Give

“Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinnedContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 5 October 2021. Today’s topic: Only Jesus Can Give”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 23 February 2021 Today’s topic: He’s God, We Aren’t

He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”  Jonah 1:9 (NIV). Give credit to God, especially when you know you’ve made mistakes.  That should be the end of the blog post, right?   After all, it pretty much sums up one of the largest messages fromContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 23 February 2021 Today’s topic: He’s God, We Aren’t”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others

People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines.  They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.  Obadiah 19 (NIV). This verse harkens back to God’s original promise to Jacob/Israel about the land he and his descendants would inherit.   GodContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah

The vision of Obadiah.  This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom:  We have heard a message from the Lord:      An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, let us go against her for battle.”  Obadiah 1 (NIV). Welcome back to the Old Testament, the Bible that Jesus learned and quoted.   Let’s spend some time in itsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah”