Are you an idolator?

September 25, 2016. “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the…

Exodus 32-36: Sin and renewal.

June 1, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 32-36. Background: Exodus 29-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 32 The golden calf: The account of the golden calf that Aaron and the people of Israel made when they thought Moses was not going to come back down from the mountain is a well known story in both Judaism and…

Who do you worship?

December 23, 2014. There is a popular song out there today that I love the music of and the way it is written, but its message is so bad that I do not like to listen to it. As you might guess from the name and the opening sentence, “Take me to church” by Hozier…

A lesson from the past.

January 13, 2014. I’m reading through II Chronicles right now and I keep coming across phrases that simply make me mad/disappointed. Chronicles, as I realized this time through, is a Old Testament book of history that mainly deals with the kings of Judah up until Babylonian captivity. Now, compared to the kings of Israel, the…