Tag Archives: idols

Paul’s first missionary journey — Acts 13-15

Today’s reading in Acts begins an almost exclusive focus on Paul’s missionary activity from the first missionary journey with Barnabas up to the time he was probably released from his first Roman imprisonment. Since many of us are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Break up your fallow ground — Hosea 10-12

Well, glad you joined me again. Today’s reading continues to rebuke the wayward and hurtful nation of Israel for their flagrant sin. By the way, as you may remember me saying in a previous post, it was true that Israel … Continue reading

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The story of Daniel begins — Daniel 1-3

There is so much to talk about with the beginning of Daniel! It’s an exciting and profoundly encouraging book; let’s dive right in, shall we? How did Daniel and friends get into Babylon? Although many of you already know how … Continue reading

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Running with horses — Jeremiah 10-12

Well, happy Lord’s Day to you. Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I get up about 5:15AM and study, pray, preach, fellowship, meet, write, prepare, and discuss until about 8:30 or 9PM in the evening. I may be … Continue reading

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No other God — Isaiah 44-46

The main thrust of today’s reading, you may have noticed, is the uniqueness and only-ness of God. Although we assume monotheism in our culture, this section has great value to us because 1) it reminds how foolish the world of … Continue reading

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The Golden Calf — Exodus 31-33

We tend to have a monolithic view of idolatry; it’s all about false gods like Baal, Zeus, or Ra. But maybe not. In today’s reading is the relatively famous story of one of Israel’s most egregious sins against God right … Continue reading

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