MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

He Did What Was Right – A Standard to Live By

June 15th, 2018 Viewed 377 times

The law

While Moses was given the law, we need to remember that few could read it. Scribes were needed to write, copy, and read, but most professions in ancient Israel didn’t have a need to read. Not only that, but the copies were not as prevalent without movable type.

What we find through reading the Old Testament was that at many times it was discovered:

  1. II Kings 22:8, 13 – A copy was discovered in Josiah’s day
  2. In Ezra’s day, Nehemiah commanded the book to be brought out and read (Nehemiah 8:1)

When they did get it out and actually read it, the people were stunned. You see, it was hidden or safeguarded during evil king’s reigns. If it was hidden, it was not passed down.

photo by: jeansman

Jehoshaphat – The Good King

September 8th, 2016 Viewed 1602 times
English: Josaphat was the fourth king of the K...

English: Josaphat was the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah, and successor of his father Asa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we have passed the Christmas season, and believe that the magi of old did not appear at the manger, but at some point later, I would encourage us to look at another set of kings—three kings in the Old Testament with whom God was pleased. These three kings of the many have a story to tell us and a path for us as we endeavor to walk in the ways and will of God.

The first of these kings is one of my personal favorites. Jehoshaphat was the son of Asa—one of the good kings of Israel. His father’s legacy was one of fighting the king of Israel, removing the Asherah—the poles that were being worshiped in the high places of Israel—and purging idol worship from the land. He followed after God like King David, and left for his son a land that was following after God.

May 14th, 2015

The kings of Israel were judged by God based on their heart for Him, as measured by how they lived toward Him.  What would He say about us?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.