Tag Archives: raham

Why God Cares

Recall Your mercies, O LORD, and Your kindnesses—they are forever.  Psalm 25:6  Robert Alter translation Mercies/kindnesses – Why should God care about you?  You’re not exactly the best of the breed.  You’re not holy.  You have a smudged past.  You still wander off the path on occasion.  You are not absolutely devoted.  Why should He… Read More »

Once Too Often

July 29  Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them.  Hosea 1:6  NASB Compassion – There is no doubt that Israel deserved God’s anger.  Israel sinned… Read More »

Wedding Gifts

“I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion, and I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.  Then you will know the LORD.” Hosea 2:19-20 Betroth – God offers hope, even for the most miserable, most rebellious, most immoral… Read More »

In The Middle

“But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion.” Luke 10:33 Felt Compassion – We have often mentioned that Hebrew thought development moves like the lines of a pyramid.  The story develops from the foundation up to the pinnacle and then concludes by returning… Read More »