A Bedtime Story

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You might recall the bedtime fairy tale of the ‘Princess and the Pea.’

Here is a bedtime story that is far less familiar.

“(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.) (Deuteronomy 3:11 HCSB).”

Humongous humor?

No; there were giants in the land.

It’s been said, ‘You made your bed-now lie in it.’

That’s a fact; there are consequences.

“Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap,  because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit (Galatians 6:7-8 HCSB).”




The Last One Chosen

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Flash back to gym class; or maybe your school called it physical education (PE for short).

Go back a bit earlier to elementary school and playground recess.

Were you a team captain’s first choice? Maybe you were picked a bit later; someone was the last one chosen.  

“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.  And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:  Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;  Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor (Luke 6:12-16 NKJV).”

Judas was not the last one chosen by Christ.

Saul (Paul) was.

“But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel (Acts 9:15 NKJV).”


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My husband Norm is good about keeping me updated on his daily activities. He calls me to let me know where he is and just before he is heading back home. With that information, I can estimate his time of arrival.

Jesus is in heaven at the right hand of His Father. We cannot know His ETA but He did tell us what we can expect before His return.

“Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, ‘Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?’

And Jesus answered and said to them: ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. ‘For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

‘Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:3-14 NKJV).”