Category Archives: War

It's not virtuous to lust after power.

War Comes Naturally

World War does not come naturally in the animal world. All species of animals fight for basically one or two reasons. The first, is when food is for survival or to feed the group is sought after. This is to keep the group alive and conditioned to breed and the female to reproduce. The second…

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Mistakes Teach Us

“Then went Samson to Ga’za, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her. That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, there hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will…

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Cousin Versus Cousin

“And the men of E’phra-im gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jeph’thah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? We will burn thine house upon thee with fire.”  Judges 12:1. Some of the bloodiest wars and conflicts have involved…

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Tragedy and a Promise

“Then the spirit of the Lord came upon Jeph’thah, And he passed over Gilead, and Ma-nas’seh, and passed over Gilead, and passed over Miz’peh of Gilead, and from Miz’peh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.”  Judges 11.29. It is common among Protestants to think that when the Bible uses the word…

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Unexpected General

“Now Jeph’thah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jeph’thah.” Judges 11:1. War is part of the activities of the human race. The conflict between humans, regions and nations is in our make up as people. It seems as if it is as…

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Greed

Watch Ambition

“Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren.” Judges 9:56. Ambition can be and often is a dangerous desire upon not only the person who is ambitious but also those who follow the person who is ambitious. . In Holy Scripture, people who accomplish great…

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The Lady with the Pie Chart

Power of The Few

“And the Lord said unto Gideon, the people are yet too many; Bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee There: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, this shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee,…

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A Female Judge in Old Testament

A Woman In Charge

“And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deb’o-rah between Ra’mah and Beth-el in mount E’phra-im: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.”   Judges 4:5. It has been a fact that women have played a very dominant role in the culture of the Israel life both in the past and…

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First Man & Woman

Can There Be Peace?

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto me.”   Titus 3:8. All humans struggle with a conflict within each of us. A times there will be a…

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Three Rackets

“Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.”   II Corinthians 11:1. In our culture there exists three rackets!  Of course, there are many variations of these three evil forces and my readers could state others exist also; but these are huge in their impact…

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Rules To Remember

“Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; How that in a great trail of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.”    II Corinthians 8:1-2. There are some who bring to others a sense…

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Troubled Church

“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours.”           I Corinthians 1:2. In the United States we call a…

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