Transformation: Falling to Faithful
Origin of our Prestige His Faith, Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. His Family, Job 1:2 , 4-5 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. His sons used to go and hold a feast in…
Introduction How do your respond when someone is rewarded and you are not? What do you think when someone is blessed? I think of Esau and his angry response when he found out that Jacob had stolen his blessing. Or even the brothers of Joseph as they realized that Jacob favored him over any of them. That…
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Spiritual and material benefits given by God to be enjoyed. Blessing the name of God is also the appropriate response of believers to all that God has done for them.
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An expression of contempt or malediction for someone. To be cursed is to suffer various kinds of misfortune, sometimes to the extent of being cut off from one’s family or community, or of suffering death itself.
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A term used to refer to the character of God, especially his favour towards his people. For God to turn his face to his people is to offer them his grace and help; for God to turn his face against his people is to withhold his favour and blessing. To seek the face of God is to seek his favour.
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Temple “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me…
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The blessings pronounced by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount on those whose lives exhibit particular characteristics or qualities. These contrast sharply with popular values and outlooks.
Joshua: Faith & Fear
Introduction I had intended to pick up the text of Joshua this week in chapter 9. However, as I reviewed chapter 8, I realized there was a significant event after the Conquest of Ai that we really should not skip. After Israel followed God’s plan to defeat Ai, in which they killed the 12,000 inhabitants…
The Curse on Canaan When Noah awoke from his drinking and learned what his youngest son had done to him, he said: Canaan will be cursed. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers. The lowest of slaves. slave of slaves. Why not curse Ham? God had already pronounced a blessing on the three 9.1 Ham…