Category Archives: Old Testament

Embodied Principles in the Old Testament

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I was listening to John Goldingay in an iTunes U. lecture on the law in the Pentateuch, a subject which continues to hold my interest. He spoke about a method of interpretation that is common in dealing with the OT … Continue reading

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Reverence for God’s Name

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I have been aware for some time of the Jewish practice to omit the name of God in oral speech. This tradition stems from the third word in the Decalogue, which states, You shall not take the name of the … Continue reading

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Psalm 2 Prayer

This is a prayer based on my reading and reflection of Psalm 2 (NASB, NIV): O Sovereign King! Ruler of the Universe and All Nations! You are in control, and all things are within your power. Yet, nations rise up, … Continue reading

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Finding Instruction in the OT Law

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Is the OT Law beneficial for teaching and practice today? What about laws that do not seem relevant today? Those are excellent questions that should be addressed. Consider the following example: And when you reap the harvest of your land, … Continue reading

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A God of Tender Care

Christian practice and ethics are rooted in the character of God.  We are created in his image, in his likeness, and we should strive to imitate his character.  His supreme character and goodness provides the perfect target for our behavior. As … Continue reading

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Psalm 1 Prayer

One of the things that I would like to do in this blog is focus on my devotional time with God.  I plan to write out some of my prayers that are based off of readings in Psalms.  Here’s my … Continue reading

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