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Weekly Review: Good Government and One Major Problem

Good government sounds like an oxymoron. Since the Fall men have sought unsuccessfully to govern themselves. Everything created by fallen man, including systems of government, is tainted with sin (pride, selfishness, greed, prejudices, etc.). Human governments promise lift without redemption, justice without covenant, and end up exploiting the masses while enriching those who govern. Power […]

Selfish Ambition

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 4  Selfish ambition reveals its presence in the heart of man when a man craves what God has given to another. Unchecked, selfish ambition percolates into bitterness, and envious thoughts mature into destructive actions. Korah, a distant cousin to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, envies Moses’ leadership […]

Organized Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 27  “And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them to Aaron the priest, that they may serve him’” (Num. 3:5-6). No one likes to move. Moving involves packing, sorting, discarding, and serious planning. Imagine the planning and work […]

Mass Communication

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 26  God is the great Organizer. Creation reveals His organizational skills as He forms the heavens and the earth and then fills them with life. Throughout the process He creates systems (solar system, ecological system, reproductive systems, biological systems) which He has sustained for thousands of […]

Weekly Review: God’s Care for Women

God is for women. Period. Throughout Leviticus God gives Moses rules that reveal His care for and protection of women. Chapter twelve, verses 1-8 highlight the regulations regarding childbirth. If a woman has a son, she must undergo a time of purification that lasts forty days. If a woman has a daughter, that time is […]

Want Blessing?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 25 Israel camps around the Sinai area for a number of months while Moses meets with God on the mount until the Tent of Meeting is constructed. God lays out the rules and regulations for Israel’s spiritual and communal life. Moses administers the first census, to […]

What’s On Your Calendar?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 24  Celebrating birthdays reminds each person of their entry into family. Annual events such as Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving remind families of past events that impact their present wellbeing and connect families to the greater community of celebrants. The Lord requires Israel to set aside days […]