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BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (GOD’S HAND AND EAR)

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Isaiah 59:1- The LORD’S  hand [arm niv] is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy [dull niv], that it cannot hear.

This verse is one of the best examples in the Bible of what theologians call an anthropomorphism (Greek Anthropos [man] +morphe  [form]. This big word describes the way biblical writers often described God in human terms. Isaiah in this verse said God has a powerful hand that can deliver His people and an ear that is always ready to hear their prayers. Continue reading BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (GOD’S HAND AND EAR)

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ARE SATAN AND GOD ON SPEAKING TERMS (JOB 1:6-7)

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The Lord speaks; Satan speaks. They talk about Job as if they are negotiating over the evil initiatives that Satan propose and the constraints that God imposes. Do cosmic conversations like this really happen? Continue reading ARE SATAN AND GOD ON SPEAKING TERMS (JOB 1:6-7)

WHY DOES GOD MAKE US WAIT FOR THE ANSWERS TO OUR PRAYERS? (HABAKKUK 1:1)

249710_s-det Habakkuk opens his short book with a question voiced many times by many people: Who’s listening to my prayers? Several psalms echo the same sentiment (see Psalm 6 and 10).  Continue reading WHY DOES GOD MAKE US WAIT FOR THE ANSWERS TO OUR PRAYERS? (HABAKKUK 1:1)