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Commandments of the Bible Blog…

Each week I’ll be attempting to create a blog entry for the previous week’s reading.

It won’t be an exhaustive examination of all the reading, just a few insights and thoughts to get the conversation going.  I’d like to set up a few rules to keep us on track.  Nothing oppressive, just some guidelines to keep us together.

  1. As you leave comments, please focus them first on the topic I’ve introduced that week.
  2. After commenting on that particular week’s topic, feel free to add your own insights and/or questions about anything else from that week’s reading. (This might be hard for those of you who have read ahead, but please try to limit yourselves to the text of the week).

And that’s it!  Pretty simple, so here we go…

Do This In Remembrance… | March 31, 2019

Do This In Remembrance… | March 31, 2019   The Tables Are Turned!Mordecai is feared! WHY?In Susa they killed 500…They also killed Haman’s ten sons… look at the list...   This Was Holy War! “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and...

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Two Decrees! | March 24, 2019

fgd| Two Decrees! | March 24, 2019   “The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.” Jeremiah 31:31   Haman is still hanging around!My petition—my life. My request—my...

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Risk, Reward, Reversal, Ruin | March 17, 2019

Risk, Reward, Reversal, Ruin | March 17, 2019   “He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success...” Job 5:12   Esther: RISKING It ALL... For ALL The Right ReasonsIf I perish, I perish…Fearing the worst, she prepares for the bestBe...

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The Agagite! | March 10, 2019

The Agagite! | March 10, 2019   “... with fasting and weeping and mourning...” Joel 2:12-14   The Setup (Esther 1 & 2)Queen Vashti out… Queen Esther in!Esther remains a Jew in secretMordecai saves the King          but is shown no honor for doing so......

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Where Was God?! | March 3, 2019

 Where was God?! | March 3, 2019   One of the oldest books describes Him this way... Job 5:12-16   The Background on EstherIn History… after the Babylonian exile (485-464BC)Location… in the capital of the Persian Empire (see map)Overview of the plot…...

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Apologetics—The Moral Law | February 3, 2019

.Apologetics — The Moral Law? | February 3, 2019   “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. Isaiah 1:18a   The Moral LawOne claims that God cannot exist because evil existsIf there is “evil” then there must be “good”Discerning “good” from “evil”...

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Pray!… and GO! | January 13, 2019

Pray!... and GO! | January 13, 2019   When He SAW the crowds... How can we see as He saw? Don’t think of yourselves more highly than you ought Least of the Apostles… to the chief of all sinners… Have the attitude of John Bradford Have the attitude of Christ Jesus...

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Compassion | January 6, 2019

“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them…” Matthew 9:36a   All the towns & villages... Jesus was on mission We are on that same mission In Jerusalem In all Judea and Samaria And to the ends of the earth   He had compassion on them... He SAW the...

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Week 24 – Bible Blog! (Job 35 – Psalm 25)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Continuing on from Job 35 to the end of Job... Elihu has just entered the picture.  Again, where did he come from?  He is not mentioned anywhere in the set-up of this story, but suddenly appears in chapter 32.  His name means, “He is my...

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Week 23 – Bible Blog! (Job 1 – Job 34)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So we were supposed to be jumping in at Job 11 this week, but I got long-winded last week and didn’t even start into Job!  So today we start at Job 1 and go all the way through Job 34.  What a great story!  Let’s go... Job Job is one of...

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Week 22 – Bible Blog! (Nehemiah 10 – Job 10)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So here we are in Nehemiah 10 already.  Last week we talked about how the people continued to sin against God by marrying foreign wives and having children with them, even though God was restoring them to their capital city.  Ezra ended...

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Week 21 – Bible Blog! (Ezra 1 – Nehemiah 9)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! I think I mentioned in an earlier blog that the Hebrew Bible, what we refer to as the Old Testament, arranges the books in a different order than we are accustomed to seeing them when we open our Bibles.  However I don’t think I ever...

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Week 20 – Bible Blog! (2Chron 13 – 2Chron 36)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! This week’s passage begins with Abijah (of Judah) heading out to war against Jeroboam (of Israel).  Notice how Israel has twice as large an army as Judah (800,000 versus 400,000 – all valiant men).  This reminded me of Jesus telling the...

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Week 19 – Bible Blog! (1Chron 18 – 2Chron 12)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow!  It’s like we’re re-reading history (we are, in a way).  In 1Chronicles 20:1 we read the same phrase as written in 2Samuel 11:1, “The time when kings go out to battle...”  Isn’t this the story of Bathsheba?  It is!  However, the...

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Week 18 – Bible Blog! (1Chronicles 1-17)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Whew!  It’s been a while… For some of you I’ve already explained this, but I thought if you weren’t aware I’d tell you where the term ‘blog’ comes from.  According to my exclusive & secret sources (read Google) a ‘blog’ is a...

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Week 17 – Bible Blog! (2Kings6 – 2Kings 25)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow!  That’s a lot of kings!  Maybe I should say, that’s a lot of evil kings!  If my count is correct (and it may not be, so check me if you’d like) there were 19 kings of the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and 20 kings of the Southern...

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