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Sixty-sixth day of B90X (Amos 9:11- Nahum 3:19)

Who says there isn’t anything good in the last twelve books of the Old Testament?  It is packed full of many verses we see on calendars, daily scripture flip charts, and encouraging verses of the day.  Yah sure there is some of the difficult stuff we don’t understand because of culture and when it happened, but who doesn’t like “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him,” (Nahum 1:7)?  That is hopeful material!

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Day 58 B90X (Jer 48:1- Lam 1:22)

Good work Saints!  I get many great words of encouragement from some of you which propel me to further discipline and faithfulness.  We are about a good thing! 

"Jeremiah Lamentations" Chagall

Lamentations-  Originally the title of the book was “Ah, how!” from the Hebrew words ‘ek ah.

This short book is not connected to a specific author or prophet, however, tradition puts it in the lap of Jeremiah.  It is mainly composed of funeral songs for Jerusalem.  Since Jeremiah does not deport in the exile, he has time to survey the damage left by the departure of the presence of Father.   The year is 586 B.C., the Babylonian King is furious with his Vassal Zedekiah who would not keep his word.  The temple is completely sacked and the city is left in piles of rubble.  The people weep from the feeling that God has abandoned them.  The poems show the people’s sense of guilt, confession, and repentance as they realize how deeply they have hurt God by their sin and unfaithfulness. Continue reading

XLVI of MMXI B90X (Pr 7:1- Pr 20:21)

Good day Friends~
 
I know that the pace is rigorous, stay faithful my friends.  The volume of reading is heavy and the blessings are even more so.
 
I wonder if anyone has categorized every proverb.  Giving a tag name to each of them to see what the topical flow looks like.  For instance,  19:24 and  20:4 could be categorized as laziness, however, 19:28 could be justice, lying, words, or mouth.  Right off the top of my head, I would think that the tongue or how we speak, money, and honoring others are at the top of the list.  Certainly the words one uses to describe the proverb can vary.  But there must be a top theme in the whole bunch of them.  If anyone comes across a chart like this, please pass it on.  Curiosity is getting the best of me on this one. Continue reading