Monday Musings #5
Posted on July 28, 2014

"Choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." - Joshua 24:15

This is a moment of changing leadership.

Monday Musings #4
Posted on July 21, 2014

"Take 12 stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan... carry them over with you, and lay them down in the place where you camp tonight." - Joshua 4:3

Here we have a moment of high drama.

Monday Musings #3
Posted on July 14, 2014

"Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, 'Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.'" - Deuteronomy 15:11

Amazing, isn't it, that Moses should be saying these words as part of his last thoughts to a people who are themselves landless wanderers not yet at journey's end.

Monday Musings #2
Posted on July 7, 2014

"One does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord." - Deuteronomy 8:3

The book of Deuteronomy is actually Moses' farewell address to his people as he nears death. In true biblical fashion a great man cannot die without having a last word of advice for all those gathered round. Moses gets an entire book for good advice and for reminders of moments that are not to be forgotten.