Tag Archives: Babylon

King Josiah of Judah

[This posting can also be found on another blog of mine, Bible 101, and is offered here as a sample of that series of posts, in case you’d like to follow that one, too.] I hope you had a blessed … Continue reading

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Pharaoh, are you listenin’? — Ezekiel 29-32

Today’s reading is primarily aimed at Egypt and its pharaoh. Egypt for a very long time had been a top-tier nation — sometimes at the very top of the tier (or pyramid, if you’re into puns). But Egypt’s stature as … Continue reading

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Striking but healing — Isaiah 19-21

It was impossible to believe, when I was a kid: “This hurts me more than it will hurt you,” and “I’m doing this for your own good.” Punishment for bad behavior always was unpleasant to me as the punished and … Continue reading

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Demo work for later building — Isaiah 16-18

Sometimes demolition is necessary before a better building can be built. Sometimes it’s necessary to break the will to rebuild the spirit. In today’s reading in Isaiah there are certainly judgments that are leveled at Israel’s neighbors for their idolatry … Continue reading

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Judgment on God’s rod of judgment — Isaiah 13-15

Justice is hard to truly realize. The reason is because we’re all guilty. Doubtlessly it is one of the most important reasons that God has forbidden us get our own justice or revenge. Today’s reading gives us some reasons to … Continue reading

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