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  1. in English that is true, and if I had just gone on that assumption I would have missed this new insight that really made it come more alive for me.
  2. Our church is currently working through Psalm 119 as our Bible study on Wednesday evenings. Psalm 119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. It pays to look up every word! I work my way through each word in the verse, checking the Hebrew words to see what they mean. In English we use the phrase "forever and ever" to just mean ongoing, to just emphasize that we mean "always." So, I went to look up the first "ever" and assumed they would both be the same Hebrew word. They weren't. ever = H5769 "olam" properly, concealed; that is, the vanishing point ever = H5703 "ad" (as in ad infinitum) properly a (peremptory) terminus; that is (by implication) duration, in the sense of perpetuity So when I looked up both words it indicates that the distance/time period talked about here it to the point that can no longer be seen, and past that, it keeps going, which immediately brought to mind Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story where his call to arms is "To Infinity and Beyond!" I will always see "for ever and ever" in scripture now as "To Infinity and Beyond" lol. It's the little things that make scripture meaningful and memorable.
  3. I have also used the term, but in reference to asking God to give one a sign to confirm something, much like Gideon did.
  4. There are other options, such as CBD oil or tinctures, many without the concerning THC, and still gives excellent pain relieving benefits. My husband has a serious degenerative arthritis and the VA wants to give him narcotics for the pain. He does not want to become dependent or an addict so he has refused. He has had success with CBD that does not contain the THC that gives the typical side effects.
  5. Hi @trapperhoney; great header verse from Acts 20.24! I've thought a lot about that verse in the past...

    1. trapperhoney


      Thank you! It marked a definite change in my life. Before this I had used verses from Psalms that reflected the isolation I felt in life, then when my father passed away God gave me Deut. 31:8 which was comforting. So after I emerged from my "mourning" God gave me this verse, and it has been my constant.

    2. farouk


      "And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed." Yes, this is a great verse also, (Deut. 31.8)

  6. God put plants/herbs here for our benefit. If there is a legitimate health/medical benefit from ANY herb I support it. There is always a danger of abuse, so it needs to be handled carefully. I do not support "recreational" use of any herb/drug. As to specific herbs, that is up to the individual's judgment and conscience to use responsibly.
  7. Continuting my research into "DEW" (Jdg 6:37) Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. (Jdg 6:38) And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. (Jdg 6:39) And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew. Here dew was used as a "test" to assure Gideon of God's instructions. So far, from the verses I've read it appears that the dew was considered to be "sent" by God, as well as rain. The people didn't understand the science behind clouds, air pressure, temperature etc. that we now know about which contribute to the formation of these things. But God designed all that, and He can still prevent those things if the conditions are right. Something we tend to forget. But these verses seem to indicate that the arrival of dew was seen as coming from God, which may explain the phrase "dew of heaven."
  8. Indeed! Possibly the unrighteous were eating meat, but the Bible does not say. Because it is silent on it, and God tells Noah after the flood that animals are now okay to eat I had just assumed they were not eaten before that point. I have also assumed that this change in the diet probably had to do with the changes to the earth that took place during the flood, and those changes would call for a need to change the diet. It is assumed that there was a water canopy that deluged the earth and was no longer there, which would change the earth, and obviously people's lifespans shortened considerably afterward. We can't know for sure because it isn't spelled out in scripture, but those were always my thoughts on it.
  9. my husband had a icu nurse come into his office this week, pushing for him to get the vaccine, but then also admitted that it was very likely that the vaccines have created the variants. Last year, over the summer, transmission rates dropped, just like you would expect. They rose again late fall, during "flu season" just as it would be expected. By February it was dropping again. Then they started pushing the vaccines, and now transmission rates are blowing up during a season you would expect it to be dropping. If we had left things alone it is quite likely it would largely be over by now.
  10. This passage is important in showing what man is really like. They asked Jesus for a sign to prove what he said, but they had already seen a sign -- the feeding of the crowd. What they really wanted was for him to go it again, to provide more free food for them, or something even bigger. They were fixated on their physical needs/desires and completely missing the spiritual implications of what he was telling them. This is frequently true of us when reading scripture. Right now I'm working on the the "dew" of the Exodus passage and the possibility of it being a picture of the Spirit, especially in light of the Spirit and receiving Christ. Attempting to work through it methodically.
  11. Thank you. I did reference this passage in my original post, though not all the verses you have shared. It is certainly important.
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