DAYS OF AWE

I can understand why many Messianic Jews may not necessarily pay attention to the DAYS OF AWE, seeing as there’s no biblical instruction to the effect. However Jewish tradition ascribes several activities to the days extending from the FEAST OF TRUMPETS/Rosh Hashannah (which was last Thursday, the 21st of September), to the DAY OF ATONEMENT/Yom […]

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BIBLE STORIES (41): THE TERAPHIM

Not only was it clear to Jacob that he’d overstayed his welcome at his father-in-laws’, YAHWEH himself had spoken to him, not just to leave but also where he must leave to in unmistakably clear words. So he called his wives Rachel and Leah, “… and said to them, I see your father’s face, that […]

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BIBLE STORIES (40): SPECKLED & SPOTTED

There was eventually going to be a time when Jacob would have had it with Laban, and demand to leave. What I’m sure both of them didn’t know was the terms and conditions, and whether the circumstances surrounding their going separate ways will be acrimonious or not. Interestingly, both parties had shown themselves to be […]

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BIBLE STORIES (39): RACHEL ENDURES BARRENNESS

Yesterday, made it FOUR YEARS of blogging for me, especially on this platform. I would’ve loved to blog about blogging for four years already, but it didn’t come from me to do it, and I’ve long since stopped blogging or writing just for the sake of it, especially when I’m in the least moved to […]

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BIBLE STORIES (38): JACOB HATES LEAH

You know that Jacob was conned off Rachel for whom he served Laban for seven years, and had to marry Leah because that was who he had sex with on the night of his purposed wedding to Rachel, after attending the lavish party thrown by Laban for him on completion of the years they both […]

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BIBLE STORIES (37): JACOB LOVES RACHEL

Funny how just some months back I had to apologize for not doing enough Bible Stories series, I put it to not been inspired enough to tow that path at the time. Having consistently done it now almost on a weekly basis I feel like apologizing to my secular audience for what might seem like […]

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BIBLE STORIES (36): JACOB EXILED

In my last installment on the Jacob and Esau story, I drew your attention to how distraught Rebekah and Isaac were over Esau’s choice of women for marriage, and how they impressed it upon Jacob to steer his course in a direction that will please them. They didn’t just leave Jacob to mull over this […]

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