Neither the ark of the covenant nor the temple of Solomon housed God in a literal, confining sense. God is both infinite and omnipresent. As the martyr Stephen declared, “The Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands” (Acts 7:48, Acts 17:24).
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People seem to have a monopoly on being stubborn and determined that their way is the right way. You can see it in the way a toddler is set on touching the hot stove. Nothing is going to stop that child. Parents can reason with the child, explaining their own experiences with a hot stove or discussing the physics of heat transfer through solid objects.
Why, they can even give the child a swat or two on the behind if he or she gets too close to the stove. The child’s determination and stubbornness, however, will send him or her teetering toward that stove, “all system go” to learn the hard way.
Continue reading WHY DO PEOPLE REGULARY FAIL TO LISTEN TO GOD?
Sailors of ancient times tended to be very superstitious because of their constant exposure to the dangers of the sea. When a storm struck the ship in which Jonah was escaping from the call of the Lord, they assumed the pagan gods were punishing them because of their displeasure with one person on board.
Continue reading BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (SUPERSTITIOUS SAILORS)