November 27th, 2014

Day 237 – Psalm 129

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

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November 27th, 2014

Life Lessons

     What does the Bible say about someone committing suicide?  Thank you.

Sincerely,
Concerned For Consequences

Dear Concerned For Consequences,

Suicide is murder, self-murder, and is therefore very clearly a sin (Rev 21:8). The only difference between suicide and murdering someone else is that you don’t get a chance to repent after suicide. Suicide is a final decision and leaves no room for correction or for asking forgiveness. Therefore, in most cases, it would be fair to say that suicide will send you to hell. It is a willful act of disobedience against God without opportunity for repentance.

We here at AYP only hesitate to say, “All people who commit suicide go to hell,” because God never specifically makes that statement. The final judgment belongs to God (Heb 12:23), but we certainly wouldn’t want to face that judgment with our own blood on our hands.

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November 26th, 2014

Day 236 – Psalm 128

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule – CLICK HERE

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November 26th, 2014

Edom Eaten Up

     Today’s Bible reading took me to Obadiah 18. That verse reads, “So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken.”  Reading the footnote, I go to Amos 9:12 and Acts 15:17.  Those verses refer to the remnant of Edom (Esau) that is absorbed into the church.  Can you suggest how to reconcile the inconsistency?  If there are no survivors, how do they who don’t exist become part of the New Testament church?

Sincerely,
Tracing Trees

Dear Tracing Trees,

Obad 1:18 is dealing with the physical destruction of the nation of Edom, Amos 9:12 is discussing the enfolding of people with Edomite ancestry into the church, and Acts 15:17 doesn’t mention Edom at all – the word used there is just ‘gentile’, a generic term for all non-Jews.
In Obadiah, the prophecy is that Esau’s people, the nation of Edom, would be destroyed by the house of Jacob (Israel).  Historically, Edom’s destruction began with the Chaldean invasion under Nebuchadnezzar and was completed by the Jews in the second century BC.  The Edomites, as a nation, ceased to exist and were forced to accept circumcision and the Jewish religion.  By the time Jesus walked this earth, the Edomites had lost all national identity and had been completely absorbed into other nations and cultures.  However, their bloodline continued even when their nation didn’t.  Ironically, the most famous people of Edomite lineage were the Herods.
On the other hand, Amos 9:12 addresses the spiritual enfolding of the people of Edom into the family of David (Amos 9:11).  How did this happen?  When people with Edom’s bloodline converted to Christianity, they became a part of David’s family because they became followers of Jesus.  Jesus was a descendant of David.

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November 25th, 2014

Day 235 – Psalm 127

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule – CLICK HERE

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November 24th, 2014

Day 234 – Psalm 126

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule – CLICK HERE

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