Did you skip reading the book of Leviticus?
If you’re following Mark Roberts’ 5 Day Bible reading program of the entire Bible, you’re nearing the end of 9 long days of reading Leviticus. Pretty exciting stuff, eh?
You’re getting detailed information about all kinds of sacrifices and offerings. Burnt offerings. Sin offerings. Meal offerings. Peace offerings. Trespass offerings.
You read about the special Jewish observances. Besides the familiar weekly Sabbath observance, there’s the Day of Atonement. The Passover. Pentecost. Feast of Tabernacles. Feast of Trumpets. The Sabbatical Year. And the Year of Jubilee. It’s filled with details about blood, guts and animal fat. Continue reading
A Pew Research Center Poll revealed that for the first time a majority of Americans say it is possible to be a good person without religious beliefs.
The poll conducted in June and July surveyed 5,000 American adults and found that 56% said that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality,” according to Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research. Smith attributed this response to the increased number of Americans who are religious “nones,” that is they have no religious affiliation. Continue reading
H. G. Bosch, in Our Daily Bread, tells about the Ermine, a little animal in the forests of northern Europe and Asia known for his snow-white fur in winter. The Ermine instinctively protects his white coat against anything that would soil it.
Fur hunters take advantage of this unusual trait of the ermine. They don’t set a snare to catch him, but instead they find his home, which is usually a cleft in a rock or a hollow in an old tree. They smear the entrance and interior with grime. Then the hunters set their dogs loose to find and chase the ermine. Continue reading
Shawn Jefferies, from Columbia, Tennessee, kicked off our Fall Focus Series yesterday morning with this question:
“When you hear the word ‘holy’ what do you think of? Continue reading
Yesterday’s post, “Happiness is a Choice, spoke to the importance of true happiness. Not a pseudo happiness based on the world’s definition, but a happiness that is spiritually focused. Biblically-based. And God directed.
Today I want to share a piece written from a little different angle by Rubel Shelly. While my views on some other spiritual matters might differ from Shelly’s , I found this interesting, insightful and challenging. I hope you do too! Continue reading
Monday’s column on the “Word of the Week: Hallowed” elicited these questions from one of our readers.
Hello good brother!
Could you comment on a couple of points a bit further?
1) The name of God is hallowed. I would like to hear commentary on his name (Yahweh) versus the word “God” or “Lord.” Or are all of those words hallowed? If all, why? Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most people are about as happy as they choose to be.” Interestingly this comes from a man that suffered much heartache, disappointment and defeat in his life.