Category Archives: worldview

selfish spiritism

selfish spiritism Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (JDV) Deuteronomy 18:9 “When you enter the land Yahveh your God is giving you, do not imitate the repulsive customs of those nations. Deuteronomy 18:10 No one among you is to sacrifice his son or daughter … Continue reading

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lies the world tells itself

Isaiah 47:1-15 1“Get down! Sit in the dirt, virgin daughter Babylon! Sit on the ground, not on your throne, O daughter of the Babylonians! because you will no longer be called delicate and sensitive. 2 Pick up millstones and grind … Continue reading

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no vacancy

Exodus 1:1-7 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each man with his family:        2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,                           3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and … Continue reading

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Pharaoh laid to rest

Ezekiel 32 The Egyptians had elaborate rituals and ceremonies, and built pyramids to equip and align (they thought) the bodies of their mighty ones just so that they could launch with pride into the next life.  Ezekiel tells the Pharaoh … Continue reading

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upside down worldviews

Isaiah 29:1-30:17 The people would not inquire of the LORD nor listen to his prophet. Their worldview was upside down. They were God’s creation, yet they regarded him as the thing created. Listen, secular humanists and Marxists! They were made … Continue reading

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God alone among the Gods

Psalm 86 This psalm seems to contradict itself, because it praises God for being unlike any of the other gods, and then states that the LORD alone is God.  The other gods are spirit beings who attempt to control the … Continue reading

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no secular jobs

1 Chronicles 26 Administrators and protectors of the the temple and its treasures were also appointed by David.  He searched for men of great skill and proven leadership to assign.  No task was left to chance.  For David’s monarchy, there … Continue reading

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best guesses

Job 40:6-42:6 The LORD first challenges Job, and Job quickly repents and submits.  While Job was right to defend himself, he really did not understand God enough to explain what was happening to him.  God describes two powerful creatures, showing … Continue reading

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the good old days

Job 29 Listening to Job describe the kind of life he had lived, it is not hard to understand how much of a temptation he had to do as his wife had suggested: curse God and die.  But Job remained … Continue reading

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not fair

Job 21 Job’s therapists had been charging him with sin, and taking the calamity that had fallen upon him as evidence.  Job replies – essentially – “what world do you live in?”  In the world that Job knows about, justice … Continue reading

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