I was reviewing some of my previous posts when I came upon “The Individual”. In that post I cited various verses in the Bible that focus on the individual and the Kingdom of God being the individual.
We are all individuals, each a unique being given the gift of life by God. The individual is responsible for themselves, their actions and the subsequent consequences of those actions. But what made me decide to write about the individual one more time was the painting that I chose to associate with that previous post. Continue reading
Genesis 3 deals with what is simply known as “The Fall”.
I am sure most everyone knows this story. The story of how God gave man the Garden of Eden. A paradise which contained everything man would need to fulfill his spiritual and physical needs.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
God had given man all that he needed, just as Solomon realized thousands of years later, God had given man everything from the moment of creation. In the Garden of Eden man had all he needed to eat and drink and be happy in his toil.
But vanity took its toll on Eve as the serpent enticed her with covetousness, enticed her to seek and want that which she did not have, that which she did not need. Continue reading
“The fool will no more be called noble, nor the scoundrels said to be honorable.”
When I read that verse I had to write it down. I guess I wrote it down because it gives me some hope.
I thought here is another example of the prophecies of the Bible that apply today and probably throughout the existence of mankind. I thought about how hopeful I am that this is prophetic about Washington DC, for Washington has become nothing but a town of fools and scoundrels.
Fools in the sense of how foolish these people are in their own self importance. They are not stupid people just foolish people.
And scoundrels, I think you would be hard press to find one that isn’t a scoundrel. Continue reading
This is a quick follow up to my previous posts about the “carnival hucksters” who peddle their false prophecies, their so called super natural abilities to see and speak to the departed, to see the future and relive the past, etc., etc..
Check out these posts: So Much Hokum, Hokum For Profit, Household Gods, The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods
As you can see from the links above I have written a number of posts on this subject and I just want to pass along on more piece from the Bible. Continue reading
His brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipes.
It’s funny how you can look at something every day and not notice some significant details. It’s funny how you can drive by the same location on your way to work, look at the same scenery and then one day see something that you never saw before. It was always there but you were so busy thinking about your upcoming day or distracted by something more prominent. You never noticed that piece of interest on an otherwise familiar landscape.
I have read the book of Genesis a number of times and never really took notice to or thought about the verse cited above. But this time I did and decided to write it down.
I never realized that Jubal was considered the first musician. Continue reading
Two quick verses from Genesis.
The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry and why has your face fallen?”
Cain and Abel are the first siblings mentioned in the Bible.
Both brothers had just brought their offerings, their sacrifices to the Lord. Cain’s was some fruit and vegetables from the ground. Abel’s was the first born of his flock.
I am assuming that the first born of the flock was a greater personal sacrifice than some fruit and vegetables that grew in the field. So I think what is being said here is that Abel was making a more concerted effort to please the Lord. Continue reading