Numbers 14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
If the sins of the father carry over, so too couldn’t his blessings and mercy?
I found this on YouTube and thought it was worth sharing.
Thank you Lupita Nyong’o for being a woman of substance.
How is it that we all seem to forget who we are? How do we lose sight of our pride and self-love and think of ourselves as something less than wonderful? Are we not all made in God’s image? Are we not all made of excellent things? If you mirror God then you are amazing! Continue reading
A welcome to the world we all need to remember even as we get old.
When did we fall so far from wonder?
How do we become new again?
Remember that sense of wonder we had as a child?
Then why don’t we live it again?
When most people read the Bible there seems to be a limitation to their understanding based on certain symbols used in the Scriptures. The stories are easy enough to read, but it is often hard to understand some of the deeper meanings if you do not understand the significance of symbolic items used such as: garments, trees, mountains, lakes, animals, etc. When you can understand the significance of these items you will gain a greater clarity into your studies. What symbolic truth can we learn from this word?
Different tree types represent different aspects of truth.
- Trees: To make a firm understanding: Knowledge (Male)
- Fruit: To produce, to be fruitful: A relevant truth called “Wisdom” (Female)
- Seeds: to do, sow or scatter moral quality: The possibilities & potential that lead to “Actions & Understanding” (Child)
- Forest/Garden: To Counsel or Consider truth.
The tree is the central structure of the home and often accounted to represent “life-force” but Biblically speaking it is the growth structure of truth that holds our home of the soul together. This is the growth process of knowledge that leads to love and understanding. There are many trees mentioned throughout the Holy Scriptures, each representing an understanding gained through life. Each tree brings about a new perspective we harvest to give us counsel to make better informed decision. The trees are also likened to individual people as each person too is an extension of this same process as each person you meet will give you counsel and thus plant a seed that will grow a knowledge into a wise understanding. Continue reading
What is it about music that moves us so? What is it in the words that changes the rhythms to make an ordinary day feel like an event? Perhaps it is the heart behind the voice that moves us more than anything else. It is only in the depth of the soul that we discover what makes us whole.
HONORING A GREAT KING
I saw an article on MSN yesterday talking how almost all the roads in the US that are named after Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. were some of the most impoverished and violent streets in America. There is one man however trying to recapture the memory of his dream (Melvin White) by taking away the division and making all people rise up in friendship and with mutual understanding and to make the streets in his honor yet serve to honor him rather than disrespect the sacrifice of his life. I have personally witnessed many of these roads in amazement, fear and frustration. How can such a great man have so many people that claim to honor him with their mouth but yet be so far away from him in their hearts and deeds and bring such shame upon his memory?… Hmm, sounds familiar. Continue reading
So far there have been some very interesting answers to these 40 questions about the Bible. Some are very well informed and others are typical of what many people have been taught growing up. Unfortunately, much of what you might think you know in your studies are embellishments meant to make the stories more interesting but most are not factual at all or based on other things outside of the Bible. So let’s revisit these 40 questions and see how well you did. Continue reading