The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

In my previous post I quoted Zechariah Chapter 10 Verse 2.  I wrote about the household gods of today.  The ones, who as Zechariah put it, utter nonsense, see lies, tell false dreams and give empty consolation.

The primary slant of that post was about those who directly prey upon the spirituality of people, the televangelists and spiritual mediums.

The more I thought about that post the more I wanted to also write about the secular household gods.  Those that subtly but efficiently prey upon your spirituality.

The household gods come from all angles and subjects.  They come in many different forms. Continue reading

Watch Out On Top

Watch Out On Top

Daniel 6: 1-5

It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.  Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.  At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.  Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

In this day and age with so much media, mass media, social media, etc., it’s very easy for everyone to voice their opinions.

Therefore it’s an everyday occurrence to see the person who’s on top being pulled down by those who are jealous of the top person’s success, for whatever reason.

That’s something that’s been going on since the dawn of man. Continue reading

The Truth In The Middle

The Truth In The Middle

Deuteronomy 19:15-19

A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

I read this and thought how far we have moved away from this basic law, rule, guideline, whatever you choose to call it.

The purpose of this law in the ancient times of Israel is self-evident.

You can’t accept the accusations of one person against another.  As humans we all, at some point have had an ax to grind with someone along the way.  And malicious or not we all just blurt out stupid nonsensical things. Continue reading

Never Correct A Scoffer

Never Correct A Scoffer

Proverbs 9:7-12

Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
For by me your days will be multiplied,
and years will be added to your life.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself;
if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Sound advice for all of us. Continue reading

The Truth In The Middle

The Truth In The Middle

Deuteronomy 19:15-19

A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

I read this and thought how far we have moved away from this basic law, rule, guideline, whatever you choose to call it.

The purpose of this law in the ancient times of Israel is self-evident.

You can’t accept the accusations of one person against another.  As humans we all, at some point have had an ax to grind with someone along the way.  And malicious or not we all just blurt out stupid nonsensical things. Continue reading

Watch Out On Top

Watch Out On Top

Daniel 6: 1-5

It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.  Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.  At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.  Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

In this day and age with so much media, mass media, social media, etc., it’s very easy for everyone to voice their opinions.

Therefore it’s an everyday occurrence to see the person who’s on top being pulled down by those who are jealous of the top person’s success, for whatever reason.

That’s something that’s been going on since the dawn of man. Continue reading

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

In my previous post I quoted Zechariah Chapter 10 Verse 2.  I wrote about the household gods of today.  The ones, who as Zechariah put it, utter nonsense, see lies, tell false dreams and give empty consolation.

The primary slant of that post was about those who directly prey upon the spirituality of people, the televangelists and spiritual mediums.

The more I thought about that post the more I wanted to also write about the secular household gods.  Those that subtly but efficiently prey upon your spirituality.

The household gods come from all angles and subjects.  They come in many different forms. Continue reading