Monthly Archives: March 2012

March 31: God (Judges 9-10; Psalm 49; 1 Corinthians 16)

Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD. (Judges 10:6) Again and again, we see this verse and verses similar to it. If you were the parent and these were your children, what would you do? Cut … Continue reading

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March 30: thirsting (Judges 8; Psalm 42; 1 Corinthians 15)

We know what it is like to be thirsty. I remember hot, humid summer days, working in corn fields and getting so dehydrated that our health was at risk. I can still recall how thirsty I was. There is a thirsting … Continue reading

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March 29: useful (Judges 6-7; Psalm 52; 1 Corinthians 14)

Make yourself useful. I remember hearing these words from an employer when I was in school. I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I just wasn’t doing anything particularly helpful. I was waiting to be told what to do when it was … Continue reading

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March 28: mercy (Judges 4-5; Psalm 39 & 41; 1 Corinthians 13)

I woke up this morning with these words on my mind: I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be … Continue reading

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March 27: community (Judges 1-3; 1 Corinthians 12)

How and where do you experience community? In today’s readings, I found very different ways of describing community. As the tribes of Israel settled into their new land, faithfulness to God only lasted one generation. The next generation wandered from … Continue reading

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March 26: honor (Joshua 23-24; Psalm 44; 1 Corinthians 11)

The first part of 1 Corinthians 11 is one of the readings that seems oddly out of place in our contemporary world. Is Paul really saying that a husband has superiority over a wife? Does it really matter whether men … Continue reading

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March 24: prize (Joshua 18-20; 1 Corinthians 9)

I like prizes. I can remember how eager I was to find the prize in a box of cereal that my mother brought home from the grocery store. I would empty the entire box if I had to in order to … Continue reading

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March 23: love (Joshua 15-17; 1 Corinthians 8)

Only recently did we have our property line surveyed. When we moved into our home, I continued to mow the lawn to the spot that the previous owner had mowed the lawn. Everything was fine – and frankly it hardly … Continue reading

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March 22: perks (Joshua 12-14; 1 Corinthians 7)

Give me this hill country. That’s not how it is supposed to work, is it? Caleb was the early investor. When Moses first brought the people to the edge of the Promised Land, Caleb, Joshua and ten others were sent … Continue reading

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March 21: temple (Joshua 9-11; 1 Corinthians 6)

As I was reading 1 Corinthians 6, I remembered this photo that I took several years ago while standing amid the ruins of the city of Corinth. High above the city is the acropolis (literally “high city”). It was the … Continue reading

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