Posts with the category “biblical-characters”

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
January 31st, 2023
           It can be interesting to read inscriptions and epitaphs that we find on grave stones and grave markers.  Some are imaginative.  Some are humbling.  Some are even thought provoking.  And som...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
January 25th, 2023
             Isaiah’s name means “God is salvation.”  He carried a good name for a prophet of the Almighty.  In his next to last chapter, he wrote, “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, January 23, 2023
January 23rd, 2023
           We occasionally find ourselves in embarrassing circumstances.  Often, those situations can be funny.  And it is probably good to laugh at ourselves at times and to laugh along with others a...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, January 19, 2023
January 19th, 2023
          Zechariah can be found near the end of the Old Testament.  It is the next to last book of the Old Testament.  He wrote to provide hope and encouragement to Israel during some dire and diffic...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
January 18th, 2023
            Joshua succeeded Moses as the leader of Israel just before it was time to take the land that God had decided to give Israel.  Jericho was a city that Israel had to conquer and take in orde...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, January 12, 2023
January 12th, 2023
            As he neared the end of his life, David summoned his son Solomon and issued a charge to his successor.  The dying king stated, “’I am about to go the way of all the earth,’ he said.  ‘So, ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
January 10th, 2023
          Genesis has a number of colorful and fascinating figures.  We read the riveting stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and see God at work to build a nation and from that nation to bring forth ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
January 3rd, 2023
            Jude is another, small one-chapter book found near the back of the Bible.  he identified himself as “a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.”  His purpose in writing was to encou...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, December 22, 2022
December 22nd, 2022
            Not long after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph took Him to the Temple to comply with the purification rites that the Law of Moses required.  Upon arriving at the Temple, they met a “righte...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
December 20th, 2022
            It is almost impossible to imagine what Mary must have been thinking as the day of her son’s birth drew near.  Any mother-to-be is thrilled with the first sight and touch of her baby boy o...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
December 14th, 2022
            John is a standout figure in the New Testament.  He was a fisherman prior to hearing the Lord’s call to become a fisher of men.  His gospel is distinctly different from the way Matthew, Ma...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 21, 2022
November 21st, 2022
           Many sports, professions, organizations and pursuits have a “hall of fame.”  and to be enshrined in a hall of fame is usually a high honor.  An inductee into a hall of fame has reached the ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
September 7th, 2022
           John’s gospel presents a portrait of Jesus that is different from the first three gospel accounts.  John opened with a recognition of the eternal nature of Jesus and the embodiment of God i...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
September 6th, 2022
           We know Luke in two ways—as a physician and as a Scripture writer.  He was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the gospel known by his name and the book of Acts.  Indeed, some people consi...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 30, 2022
August 30th, 2022
             Malachi is the last of the minor prophets and the final book of the Old Testament.  He was the last prophetic voice until the emergence of John the Baptist who heralded the coming of Jesu...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 29, 2022
August 29th, 2022
            Zechariah’s name means “God remembered.”  And in the days of his prophecy, the people needed to know that God had remembered them.  He prophesied about the same time as the prophet Haggai....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
August 25th, 2022
         Have you ever had a gnawing sense that God had something important and special for you to do?  The prophet Haggai certainly did.  He is regarded as “the prophet of the temple.”  His mission w...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
August 24th, 2022
           Zephaniah was another one of the Old Testament’s minor prophets.  Like many other prophets, he had a message of judgment that he received from the Lord God.  In his three chapters, he proph...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
August 23rd, 2022
          Habakkuk is a prophet with a strange name and a short book.  He was one of the minor prophets in Israel’s history.  He prophesied primarily to Judah but has a message for anyone who may be a...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 22, 2022
August 22nd, 2022
           Nahum is an unusual name and a short book found near the end of the Old Testament.  His name means “compassionate” or “one who is full of comfort.”  He directed his prophecy primarily again...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, August 18, 2022
August 18th, 2022
            Micah was a prophet to Judah and Israel whose time paralleled that of Isaiah.  The name Micah means “who is like Jehovah?”  His name alone tells us that his highest allegiance was to God a...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
August 17th, 2022
         Jonah may be the best known of the minor prophets.  His four chapters are presented as a short story and easily read that way—a leading character, plot, twist, turn and resolution.  His story...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 15, 2022
August 15th, 2022
          Amos was another minor prophet in the Old Testament.  His name means “burden” or “burden-bearer.”  Perhaps you have felt like that was your name too.  Some people bear the burden of long-ter...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, August 11, 2022
August 11th, 2022
            Joel was a minor prophet who delivered a message from God to the southern kingdom also known as Judah.  His message was one of great earnestness—judgment was imminent upon the nation becau...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
August 10th, 2022
           Hosea was an Old Testament prophet who preached and prophesied about the same time as two other biblical prophets—Isaiah and Micah.  He spoke primarily to the northern kingdom also known as...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
August 9th, 2022
           Daniel is the fourth and final major prophet of the Old Testament.  He prophesied as a captive in Babylon during the Babylonian Exile suffered and endured by Judah.  Some of his prophecy is...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 8, 2022
August 8th, 2022
            Ezekiel is the third major prophet found in the Old Testament.  His name means “God strengthens” which is a good name for a prophet to have.  One of this prophet’s key phrases is “I am the...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
August 3rd, 2022
            Jeremiah was the second of the major prophets in the Old Testament.  He was called the “weeping prophet.”  He spoke God’s Word during some dark days in Judah—the final days of Judah’s exis...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, July 25, 2022
July 25th, 2022
            Job is a fascinating book to read.  It tells the story of a man who had almost anything, lost practically everything and then regained even more after his time of testing came to an end. A...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 21, 2022
July 21st, 2022
            Esther has a rather surprising claim to fame as a book of the Bible.  It never mentions the name of God.  Not even once.  It is the only book in the Bible that contains no mention or refer...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
July 20th, 2022
            Nehemiah was a builder—or more properly, a rebuilder.  He was commissioned by God to rebuild the tattered and broken walls of Jerusalem.  He gave up a position of prestige and comfort in t...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 14, 2022
July 14th, 2022
            Ezra offered leadership to Judah near the end of the Babylonian exile and in the days that followed.  The book that carries his name is ten chapters long and details the rebuilding of the ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, July 11, 2022
July 11th, 2022
             II Kings continues with the history of ancient Israel and Judah.  It continues to record the events of the various kings all the way up to Judah’s exile in Babylon.  In II Kings 5, we fin...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
July 6th, 2022
            II Samuel is a continuation of the early years of Israel’s monarchy.  We learn of Saul’s death and David’s ascent to the throne as Saul’s successor—chosen and anointed by God to assume thi...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
July 5th, 2022
           Samuel is an interesting and large figure in the life of Israel.  He was sort of a transitional figure away from the judges to the monarchy where Saul and later David assumed the throne ove...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28th, 2022
            Joshua succeeded Moses as Israel’s leader.  After Moses died, God chose Joshua to lead the people in their conquest of Canaan.  In some Bibles, the heading for Joshua 1 is “The LORD comman...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20th, 2022
            Genesis 12 features the call of Abram to go to a new land.  God’s call came this way, “leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gene...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, June 16, 2022
June 16th, 2022
              In I Kings 2, David is nearing death.  He’s enjoyed a prominent place in Israel as a musician, writer, defeater of Goliath and Israel’s second king.  He was not perfect but he was called...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
June 15th, 2022
            The Song of Solomon is part of the Bible’s wisdom literature.  It reads as love poetry and loving exchanges.  People have often interpreted this book as a spiritual allegory representing t...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, June 9, 2022
June 9th, 2022
           Nahum is a short book of prophecy.  It has only three chapters and a total of forty-seven verses.  The name Nahum means “compassionate” or “full of comfort.”  Certainly, we could assign tho...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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