Monthly Archives: September 2013

Further Thoughts on Judging

Leaders judging Yesterday I posted about Numbers 35 and the role of judging in the life of God’s people (Who made you judge?). That is not the end of the story, however. Today’s reading included Deuteronomy 1, the farewell address … Continue reading

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Who made you judge?

Judging the Heart? ”Who made you judge?” Have you ever heard that question? About yourself? I have. And usually it makes everyone feel uncomfortable, especially me! But the questioner himself or herself is really trying to be the judge as … Continue reading

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Balaam, son of Beor

Do you ever read something several times over many years, but forget? Yeah, I do, too. As I am reading my way through the HCSB translation (via the Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible) I found myself in this … Continue reading

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HCSB — Self-Denial

In my devotional reading recently I have noticed an unusual rendering in Leviticus and Numbers. The reading was jarring because I couldn’t remember that phrase. Lev 16:29   “This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, … Continue reading

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Exposing Wounds

Exposing wounds can be a good thing. Rather, exposing wounds is a good thing.  Growing up I lived in a house that was heated by a wood furnace, stoking it each night to get through the long winter nights of … Continue reading

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One year—GW and HCSB

It has been a year since we converted to using GW and HCSB for our worship readings. Initially we alternated every month, but about six months ago I switched to using one translation for three months. Observations on GW The … Continue reading

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