The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Another Sabbath Jubilee!

Once every fifty years, at the end of seven cycles of seven years, Israel was called upon to rest from their work and restore all property to the original owners.


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Abraham’s Dysfunctional Family

What are we to make of the many sins, foibles, and family squabbles in the early descendants of God’s chosen people?

For example, in the book of Genesis alone we read about. . .


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You can’t lose.

While Abraham made some mistakes in his life, actually, some very big mistakes, he is one of the Bible’s great examples of how faith works.


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Waiting For a Miracle

I talked this week to a young, homeless man, who explained that he was “not really into working,” and thought it might be time to move on. When I asked him where he would go, he said he didn’t know. When I asked him what would change if he went somewhere else, he replied,


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You bet!

When people ask me if it is wrong to buy a lottery ticket, I suggest that they ask a different question, namely, “Is it wise to buy a lottery ticket?”


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Don’t look back!

I’m always intrigued with the Bible’s many stories, for their lessons never lose their edge or relevance. That’s one reason I like to work through the whole Bible each year. There are lots of really good stories.


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Waiting: A Final Thought

We’ve seen that we are to be patient, though all of us struggle with waiting for God to act. We’ve seen that waiting is not passive, but active, but we need not “wrestle God” for His blessings, since He promises to bless us and overflows with grace.


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Waiting. Another thing.

We can’t leave the idea of waiting without considering the alternative, which is to use every means at our disposal to get life’s good things.


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Life IS waiting.

We always are waiting for something or someone. So, why is it harder in some situations than others? Why can’t we make peace with waiting? Is there a way to see it in a different light?


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Can I become a better waiter?

Let’s go back to yesterday’s list. . .

“I waited patiently for the Lord. . .” Psalm 40:1
“Be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord.” James 5:7
“We wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”


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