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    Today's Devotion:

    LAMENT AS GRIEF
    https://www.todayintheword.org/issue...ember-10-2019/
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Yesterday at Bible study we talked about the Joseph story. Besides being one of my favorite stories of the Bible, it does raise some questions.

    Why exactly did Joseph put his brothers in jail? How did Joseph harbor no resentment (seemingly) towards them? How did God's plan require betrayal?

    Its an interesting story, like many of the Old Testament stories, that involved fundamentally flawed individuals being used by God to accomplish (unwittingly) great things.
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    I'm an antitheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Taylor View Post
    Yesterday at Bible study we talked about the Joseph story. Besides being one of my favorite stories of the Bible, it does raise some questions.

    Why exactly did Joseph put his brothers in jail? How did Joseph harbor no resentment (seemingly) towards them? How did God's plan require betrayal?

    Its an interesting story, like many of the Old Testament stories, that involved fundamentally flawed individuals being used by God to accomplish (unwittingly) great things.
    Answering your questions from first to last:
    -Joseph put them in jail temporarily because he wanted to see if they had changed or if they would throw their little brother under the bus and allow him harm like they did him. Once satisfied that they would not, he revealed himself to them all.
    -The same way in which he harbored no resentment towards Pharaoh for throwing him in prison, even though he was innocent--He forgave them because it was the right thing to do and what the Lord wants us to do when someone wrongs us.
    -His plan didn't require betrayal. In Joseph's own words, God used something bad for His own good. Joseph's brothers tried to kill him, then sell him into slavery, but God took that evil act and used it to help Jacob and his offspring survive a terrible drought that would have killed them all slowly by starvation. This saved the bloodline and preserved the promise that God made to Abraham.
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Today's Devotion:

    INVITATION TO WORSHIP
    https://www.todayintheword.org/issue...ember-11-2019/
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Today's Devotion:

    YOUR KINGDOM COME
    https://www.todayintheword.org/issue...ember-12-2019/
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Quote Originally Posted by James T. Kirk View Post
    I'm an antitheist.
    Is this in response to something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancj View Post
    Is this in response to something?
    It's kind of like people that are vegan or do crossfit, they feel the need to tell someone wither they are ask or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Ronin View Post
    It's kind of like people that are vegan or do crossfit, they feel the need to tell someone wither they are ask or not.
    As opposed to Christians, who never broadcast their faith in any context in which it would make others uncomfortable, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    As opposed to Christians, who never broadcast their faith in any context in which it would make others uncomfortable, right?
    Never said that Christians were not guilty of it. Though to be fair their religion they are asked to profess their belief publicly. Not that I really what to hear it when I'm having lunch or what ever. And don't get me started about Crossfit for Christ
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    Today's Devotion:

    RESCUED AT LAST
    https://www.todayintheword.org/issue...ember-13-2019/
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Today's Devotion:

    FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE
    https://www.todayintheword.org/issue...ember-16-2019/
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Whovian View Post
    Anyone know where Adkal is? I noticed that he hasn't been here in a while
    Hi

    I'm around (sort of).

    Have been blessed with a daughter (she's so amazing) back in June so have been spending my evenings and weekends with her

    Also started a new job.

    Hope you're all well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adkal View Post
    Hi

    I'm around (sort of).

    Have been blessed with a daughter (she's so amazing) back in June so have been spending my evenings and weekends with her

    Also started a new job.

    Hope you're all well.
    Oh wow. Congrats Adkal!
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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    Today's Devotion:

    THE GOOD SHEPHERD
    https://www.todayintheword.org/issue...ember-17-2019/
    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever"--Isaiah 40:8

    “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended.”--Batman

    “You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”--The Doctor

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