Israel Demands A King

1 Samuel 8

Israel Asks for a King

1 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges for Israel.

21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Everyone go back to his town.”

2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Read more of this post

Hebrew Word of the Day: Fear, Honour, Dishonour

To fear is defined as:

  1. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event;
  2. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement;
  3. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  4. be uneasy or apprehensive about;
  5. concern: an anxious feeling;
  6. reverence: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider Read more of this post

Translation of… Taking the Lords Name In Vain

In vain means:

  1. Without success; ending in failure;

It is not so much about disrespecting Yahovahs name but more about misrepresenting him, something many Christians do without even realising it.

First we must be aware that we are created in his image [i.e. we are a shadow of him, and so we carry the responsibility of doing right by him and representing him correctly [by doing his will].

The verse is found in Exodus 20:7

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain for the Lord shall not Read more of this post

Afraid to Talk?

Exodus 4

10 But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”

11 Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord?

12 Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”

If you’ve read my personal development blog, you’ll know that Read more of this post

%d bloggers like this: