Month: September 2015

Ingratitude

“But now our appetite; there’s nothing to look at but this manna!” Numbers 11:6.  The Israelites of the Exodus generation had short memories. Not very long before this passage in Numbers, they had been freed from slavery Egypt, seen Moses part the Red Sea, and seen Pharaoh and his army swept under the waves. They’d…

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Faithfully

“You have acted faithfully while we have acted wickedly.” Nehemiah 9:33. The book of Nehemiah depicts a unique time in the history of Israel. Following seventy years of exile in Babylon, the Israelites have returned to their homeland and are attempting to rebuild their lives and reclaim their identity. For many, reclaiming their spiritual identity…

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