Monthly Archives: June 2013

an unhappy business

Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 It is a mistake to think that the more one knows, the happier one will be.  The preacher learned this lesson well.  He discovered that the more he learned about the world around him, the less comfortable he … Continue reading

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a complete end

Nahum 1 The Ninevites are at it again, and this time God is determined to obliterate them.  He has his tolerance for evil, and will allow the wicked time to repent, as we saw in Jonah.  But when a nation, … Continue reading

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no remembrance

Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 Do the Preacher’s words still apply?  Surely we can now record life achievements and art and wisdom for later years?  Surely our history makes great actions worth while?  But the same could have been said of written remembrances … Continue reading

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a forgiving shepherd

Micah 7:14-20 Micah lived among a people who had forgotten about God.  But Micah held on to two theological truths which stubbornly refused to fade away.  The LORD is a great shepherd who had brought his people where he wanted … Continue reading

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worth it?

Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 The epitome of wisdom is to look deeply into the lives of human beings and see the secret that we refuse to accept: most of the things we strive for and worry about are not worth it.  To … Continue reading

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red barrens

Micah 7:1-13 When I lived in Maine, I enjoyed looking on the bright red blueberry barrens, after harvest.  It was an awesome sight to see miles of crimson bushes.  Yet, it meant that there was no fruit left. The berries … Continue reading

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trophy wives

Proverbs 31:10-31 King Lemuel lived in a world (much like ours) where women were usually seen as objects to be used and looked at.  His mother taught him better.  She taught him to look for a wife of true excellence.  … Continue reading

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case closed

Micah 6 The LORD calls on his people to prepare their case, and he will argue his.  He had established his nation in order to declare his glory, but they had shamed him.  All the animal sacrifices in the world … Continue reading

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bucket list

Proverbs 30:1-31:9 Agur’s bucket list is simple.  Hew does not ask for a bunch of stuff because he knows that stuff does not satisfy.  He asks for character that lives above reproach.  To be honest and “normal” is to fulfill … Continue reading

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full story

Micah 5 When the Messiah comes, his rescued people will no longer need battle preparations, but will live in peace in their own land.  They will also participate in his dominion of the nations.  This Messiah will be born in … Continue reading

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