Monday Musings

Divine Reversal

            “On the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them” (Esther 9:1b).             The book of Esther is one of the most dramatic in the Bible. It’s a bit of a Cinderella story, featuring a… Continue reading Divine Reversal

Monday Musings

A Chosen People

            “‘Let your eyes be open to the plea of your servant and to the plea of your people Israel, giving ear to them whenever they call to you. For you spared them from among all the peoples of the earth to be your heritage, as you declared through Moses your servant, when you brought… Continue reading A Chosen People

Monday Musings

The Song of Moses

            “‘Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel’” (Deuteronomy 31:19).             Prior to Israel entering the Promised Land, Moses made sure they understood God’s law. The previous generation had failed… Continue reading The Song of Moses

Monday Musings

Giants

            “‘The LORD your God will clear away these nations before you little by little. You may not make an end of them at once, lest the wild beasts grow too numerous for you. But the LORD your God will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion, until they are destroyed’”… Continue reading Giants

Monday Musings

In God’s Timing

            “And they told him, ‘We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large’” (Numbers 13:27-28a).             After nearly two years of waiting in the… Continue reading In God’s Timing