The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Idolatry: Ignorance or Arrogance

The first four of the Ten Commandments relate directly to Israel’s worship of God because they had been led out of Egypt, out of slavery (Exodus 20:1-11):


Read more...

Caution: God at Play

A few years ago I became familiar with a book entitled Snow Crystals, a long out-of-print volume of coauthors W. A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys. My fascination was not only with the title,


Read more...

His mercies are new every morning.

When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians as a judgment of God, it appeared that all was lost. Jeremiah wrote a long poem about the devastation, not only to record what had happened,


Read more...

Where do you buy bread?

As I passed through the old neighborhood, the yeasty aroma of bread baking was intense. The bakery, a red brick flat roofed two-story affair on a double corner lot,


Read more...

The One Thing You Can Not Hide

We all have heard the warning, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” and that is good advice. We often miss things in people which at first are not apparent or even purposely hidden from view.


Read more...

Chasing Joy

Life makes much more sense when we realize that everything we do is calculated to contribute to our happiness. Everything.


Read more...

Reclaiming Intimacy

We have become a nation of consumers, and our choices in grocery stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, web providers, shipping companies, and retailers have grown exponentially.


Read more...

New Recruits

The book of Numbers begins with the mustering of an army and ends with one as well. The new recruits are the sons of the cowardly who died in the wilderness, refusing to follow Joshua into the Promised Land.


Read more...

Causeless Curses

Another key lesson we learn from the whole Balaam episode concerns curses. What are they, exactly? Do they work? Should we fear them?


Read more...

Balaam’s Blessings

We’ve seen that even though Balaam had wicked motives, the Lord used him to utter blessings on behalf of His people. Although it’s a strange story, it demonstrates, on several levels, how God’s will is accomplished and proclaimed often through very unlikely candidates.


Read more...