Monthly Archives: March 2015

NUGGETS OF WISDOM

GIVE IT UP – After Absalom killed his brother Amnon for raping his sister Tamar, Absalom fled to avoid possible repercussions from his father King David. After years of communicating that he wanted to reconcile, Absalom finally returned to Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

DON’T BET ON GOD, BELIEVE IN GOD – After David’s friend Doeg the Edomite betrayed him, David narrowly escaped King Saul’s clutches. But the poor people in the village of Nob were not so lucky. Doeg had decided that sticking … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

No doubt we’ve all heard about whether someone or something is the subject or object of an act or conversation. Knowing how to distinguish will help us figure out when to use “who” or “whom,” or “lay” or “lie.” There’s … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

THE PART YOU DIDN’T KNOW – We all know the story of Shadrach, Mesach and Abed-Nego in Daniel. But did you know that in the Babylonian Talmud, which is the Rabbi’s commentary on the Bible taken from oral traditions, they … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

WHAT’S YOUR WEAKEST POINT – The compilers of the Psalter wanted to show that David did trust God to be on his side when people with biased hearts and treachery in their minds tried to get him to forsake God … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

WHY HIDE ANYTHING FROM GOD – In compiling psalms that deal with trying to fool God or being foolish enough to think you can hide things from God, the compilers chose to include David’s confession following his adultery with Bathsheba, … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

WHERE DO YOU STAND WITH GOD – Asaph, a descendant of Levi, was the music minister in the tabernacle. David often gave him psalms to be set to music. But it was more than just creating rhythm, although Asaph was … Continue reading

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