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
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Hey there Saints~
Just a couple of days and we will be 2/3′s of the way through the Bible! Stay faithful friends. This is such an important thing we are a part of. Experiencing all of God’s words like this is so very cool.
Today’s reading was captivating for Christie and I. We sat on our couches this morning sharing back and forth about some of the things we were reading that captured our attention. The Casi Cielo wasn’t bad either. I especially enjoy reading through Jeremiah because so much of it is his story mixed in with his message. Unlike Isaiah which is so much just pure prophetic poetry.
A few things from our reading today which grabbed our attention: Continue reading
Happy Saturday Saints~
Jeepers, I don’t recall that much bloodshed in one day when reading this section. Wowzers. Joab is a fiercely loyal, cunning servant to David, eh? What a curse David puts on his family. Golly.
King David gives Joab Uriah's death sentence.
Every day when I read the section outlined for us, life principles jump out at me. It never fails. Even reading through some of these innocuous or gruesome sections, the nature of God and how we are to live our lives shines through. Here are some examples:
Man o man~
Can I just say this 90 Day Bible reading is really rocking my world? It has been a couple of years since I read through the Bible and I am getting so much out of it! I have heard from some of you, talked to others, and get nothing but good reports from all. Knowing that so many of you are reading along, makes this so much better. I can sense the unity and strength in your words and in my spirit.
I know I have mentioned this before, but let me ruminate some. Because we are reading through so much material all at once, we come across repetitive names, places, or situations rapidly. Even though we are books apart, a situation is recalled that may have been so 200 years ago, but is only two days ago in our reading. There is great recall, great connection, and great collaboration. An example was the daughters of Zelophehad. At the beginning of our reading today they showed up. It was yesterday’s reading which presented their case and plight. However, there was context for the second mention because I was able to recall the first so easily.
Good morning Kingdom Seekers!
I heard so many positive comments regarding our guest. Heaps of you got a whole lot out of it and enjoyed hearing The Word from a different voice and paradigm. Rick really challenged some folks in The Word and in life. He brought out some really good points and the way he wove the three blessings into the lives of Abraham, Jesus, and then to us was masterful. I was blessed to have a day to enjoy and to be really fed in some areas. It helps to be hungry, amen? And we can only be hungry be eating more. Remember it is not like natural hunger.
Thank you to everyone who talked to him afterwards. That is so very important. To acknowledge him with a thanks, a question, or an introduction from as many of you as possible is part of being a Kingdom Subject. Recognizing his scholasticism and dedication to The Word and teaching it to others was so very important. I know that many of you did that. You blessed me in that.