Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash Anger and offenses can be settled and healed, but the Book of Proverbs states, “who can stand before jealousy?” “Wrath is cruel and anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?” (Proverbs 27:4, TLV). “A tranquil heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to … More Who Can Stand Before Jealousy?
Part One HERE The Seer, Sees. Suddenly, Joseph loses control. Over 20 years of emotions locked up inside of his soul now bursting to be released. “Send everyone away from me!” The room filled with servants and guardsmen hurrying to leave. A hush falls over the air. The sons of Israel wonder what will become … More Joseph the Seer, Sees–Part II
The Number 5 and the Story of Joseph go hand in hand: Last week, we learned that Joseph was hated and then due to his dreams, he was hated more. The Bible says that his brothers hated him and could not speak a kind word to him, and they were jealous of him. How … More The Number 5 and Joseph
“People who carry torches make easy targets”—Ron Warren. And Yisra’ĕl (Israel) said to Yosĕph (Joseph), “Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Sheḵem? Come, I send you to them.” So he said to him, “Here I am.” (Genesis 27:11-13, ISR). Here I am. Send Me! Hineni is a total readiness to give of … More Here I Am, Send Me
“The Don considered a use of threats the most foolish kind of exposure; the unleashing of anger without forethought as the most dangerous indulgence.” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather I Kings 2, plays out like an assassin movie with a leading hitman. David instructs Solomon to guard the commandments and to walk holy before Adonai. … More The Assassin and the Altar–I Kings I, Haftarah
A friend of mine sent me an intriguing podcast the other day about Rachel, Jacob’s wife. She was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She said, “I keep seeing Rachel everywhere!” When she said it, I thought, “that’s funny” because “I keep seeing Leah.” Oh, Leah, you break my heart. What can women learn from … More Leah the Wild Cow