As it is the beginning of October, I am carrying out the next stage of moving to the new blog site Pondering From the Pacific . For a while I had been posting the new posts on both sites, to make the transition a gradual. Then I posted just the title of each new day’s posts and the link for each specific post. Now I am simply directing both beloved established readers and new readers alike to the new site. I am ever hopeful that those who have been long time readers will make the move to the new site. Nothing has changed except the “address” of where I post!
It is time for the beloved readers here to start the move to the site where these posts will have their new home. To read this post please go to the blog site Pondering From the Pacific The specific post is When praise of the Lord God does NOT alter behavior
“When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.” (Psalm 114: 1 – 2)
When the Hebrews left Egypt, the Lord God claimed the called and chosen people as the Divine’s own again. No longer under the rule of Pharaoh, the people of God had to learn how to live as God’s people again. As I said, very tough lessons to learn. But this psalm does not dwell and focus on the people of God, but on the Lord God and might it took to reclaim the Divine’s called and chosen people.
[ It is time for the beloved readers here to start the move to the site where these posts will have their new home. To read this post in its entirety please go to the blog site Pondering From the Pacific ]
“Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21 – 22)
As I came to write on this passage, I needed to remind myself that Jesus is speaking about forgiving fellow believers, and not the forgiveness that believers receive from the Lord God. Remembering has been a little more of a challenge lately; my life has been pretty hectic. And to my chagrin, I realized I had forgotten to save this post the first time I wrote it. So I am having to reconstruct what I think I wrote!