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Around the Web (2/20)

  • Psalm 34 is one of several acrostic poems in the Bible. The first line of each stanza in an acrostic poem begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, a beautiful element that is lost when translated into English. Basics of the Bible provides a great example of how acrostic poetry works in Hebrew.
  • Heard anything about the recent “no camels in the ancient world” stuff in the media? Todd Bolen provides what you need to get the whole story. Spoiler alert: they had camels.
  • “Perhaps it’s time to start counting our purchases the way we count our calories.” Matthew Bassford looks into the blessings that could come with decluttering.
  • Jon Acuff offers something worth thinking about. “When the business world disagrees with your idea, they critique your idea. When Christians disagree with your idea, they critique your soul.”
  • Brad Hambrick suggests, “Not everything that bothers or annoys us needs to be forgiven. Forgiveness is only for moral offenses. When we try to use forgiveness as the method to resolve relational irritants that are not moral in nature several bad things happen.”

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the LORD, and there is no other.” (Isa 45:18)

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