Hidden In The Dirt (Joshua 7:16-22)

So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken. He brought the clan of Judah, and he took the family of the Zarhites; and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man, and Zabdi was taken. Then he brought his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. Now Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I beg you, give glory to the LORD God of […]

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Then what will You do for Your great Name? (Joshua 7:6-9)

Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.  And Joshua said, “Alas, LORD GOD, why have You brought this people over the Jordan at all – to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us?  Oh, that we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan! O LORD, what shall I say when Israel turns its back before its enemies?  For the […]

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Who is Your Wise Council? (Joshua 7:1-5)

But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Juda, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel. Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, “Go up and spy out the country.” So the men went up and spied out Ai. And they returned to Joshua and said […]

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So What’s The Deal With Yoga?

So what’s the deal with yoga?  I’m a Christian and all things are permissible to me, right (1 Corinthians 10:23 CEB)?  So why can yoga be such hot topic among Christians?  It’s just exercise, right? Hmmm…  Well, that depends. Let’s look at it from a scriptural standpoint. When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you […]

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Being Good Is Just a Fable

Do you remember way back in the day when Amy Grant first sang “I Have Decided”? I do. I was just a kid and enjoyed that song so much. I would blast that cassette tape on my stereo, shout the lyrics at the top of my lungs, and dance like crazy in front of my bedroom mirror. Oh, it was so much fun! But, oh, how it confused me so. Being good is just a fable? I just can’t cause I’m not able? What is this Grant girl talking about? How do you get to […]

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Don’t Be A Fool

And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the LORD swore to your fathers. ~Deuteronomy 6:18 You shall do what is right and good -{In the sight of the LORD.}-  Not in your own sight, not in the world’s sight, but in the LORD’s sight.  God sets the standard for what is right and good, no one else, not ourselves, not our friends, not our culture, not even the […]

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Will You Go to Heaven?

Will You Go to Heaven? I remember a period in my life, a very long period in fact, where I could not honestly answer that question.  I thought the answer was no, I was not going to heaven.  I believed, like many, that Heaven was for the perfect.  I believed Heaven was for those people that had their lives all figured out, had God all figured out, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and obeyed every commandment.  I believed Heaven was for the person who had never committed adultery, had never lied or stolen, […]

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I Don’t Know It All

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. ~ Proverbs 3:7 This is a small verse but it packs a lot of punch.  We are simply reminded here that we don’t always have all the facts and that our opinions are just that – opinions.  If you google the word opinion you’ll find this definition: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.  Too many of us believe our opinions to be fact and this verse warns us against this type of arrogance.  The NLT puts it this way, “don’t […]

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Loving Your Neighbor

And behold a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law?  What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” But he, wanting to justify himself said to Jesus, “And […]

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Hear Him!

Today, while reading how Jesus was transfigured on the mount (Luke 9:28-36), I was reminded to quiet my mind and focus on Jesus, not on my own plans or ideas. Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” -not knowing what he said.  While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud.  And […]

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