The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

“The just shall live by faith.”

Next to the word “love,” the word “faith” may be the most misunderstood and abused noun in our language. Since the Enlightenment, our age has pitted faith against reason and any pursuit of knowledge. But the Bible views faith far differently.


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God’s Tattoo

Among the Bible’s shocking figures of speech is God’s claim (in Isaiah 49:16) to His despairing people that He has “engraved” them on the palm of His hands. Israel had sinned, and felt the stinging rebuke of God’s chastisement. God’s people thought all was lost.


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Why Jesus Matters

The religions and cults of the world are very good at telling us what we should do for God. But it is only the gospel of Jesus Christ which displays what God has done for us.


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All Hail, King Saul!

Many are confused when Israel is rebuked by Samuel, not to mention the Lord. after asking for a king (1 Samuel 8:7). After all, wasn’t a king predicted by Jacob, who prophesied that the scepter would not depart from Judah (Genesis 49:10),


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So far, so good.

No doubt many have sung the second verse of Robert Robinson’s famous hymn, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” without knowing (or perhaps even caring) what an “ebenezer”


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Misery and Company

Misery may love company, but ultimately, has none. And that is because it loves self-justification, self-pity, and self-righteousness, truly jealous roommates. When we discover a person who is wallowing in those things, it often is someone who does so in spite of many potential sources of help and the counsel


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“He’s in a world of his own.”

We used to hear these words describing a day dreamer, someone who, in spite of whatever was going on around him, was so comfortable in his own thoughts, he didn’t seem to notice anyone else.


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“I am the way.”

Of all Jesus’ sayings, perhaps the most scandalous, and certainly the most politically incorrect, is “I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). No one comes to the Father except though me.”


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“I’m spiritual, but not religious.”

How often have you heard that? Spiritual, but not religious.

If you probe a little, or just listen, that’s usually followed by the speaker’s philosophy of life, or view of morality, or concept of God, or all three: as if he or she has crafted a home-made


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The Beautiful Camel

Our word “camel” comes from the Arabic root word for “beauty.” That may sound strange to us, who jokingly refer to this humped-backed enigma as “a horse put together by a committee.”


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