On The Ocean Floor

Today’s Reading: Micah 6-7 I have twice followed a Jewish custom inspired by Micah 7:19b, called “Tashlikh” (“casting off”). On Rosh Hashanah, Jews empty their pockets—usually filled with pieces of bread— into a flowing body of water to signify that God will cast their sins into the depths of the

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Am I on the Home or Away Team?

Today’s Reading: Micah 3-5 I love the prophecies about the future Messianic State. I find them very encouraging, especially when times are tough. Today, however, I realized that they often rebuke Israel and Judah. While Micah preached about the nations that will be drawn to Jerusalem to learn the ways

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Hear, Listen, Obey

Today’s Reading: Micah 1-2 One important verb in the Hebrew Old Testament is לשמע (leShema), which means “to hear (or, to listen).” The word is used many times to get both Israel’s and the nations’ attention to the essential message from God that is about to be said; and it’s used

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