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Animal Parables

Animal Stories From The Bible

God looked over all that He had made and it was good!
God asked Eve why she ate the fruit and she said, “The serpent tricked me.”

God had created everything on this planet perfect and good. There was abundance, love, peace, and joy. And there was absolutely no violence, fear, sickness, or death. God created Adam in His image. From Adam, He formed Eve, placing them both in the Garden of Eden. God delegated authority over the entire Earth to them, and gave them the Blessing. They were to protect the Garden and spread the Blessing throughout the Earth. Adam and Eve lived in perfect harmony with God. They were physical beings like us. But like Jesus, and Christian Believers today, they were spiritually alive and connected to God. Having daily access to God’s Wisdom made challenging tasks like naming animals not only possible, but easy. All the fruit of the Garden was there for their benefit, with only one exception. They had a choice. They could trust God’s Word and enjoy the Blessing, or sin and reap the consequences.

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Good News Of A Great Joy

Posted by Harrison on November 16, 2013
Posted in New Testament StoriesSheep In The Bible  | Tagged With: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

There were shepherds in the field watching over their flock by night.
“I bring you good news of a great joy!”

Luke, an outstanding historian, provides the most complete overview of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. Its very likely that he interviewed Mary, and some of the shepherds who had witnessed the event, in order to provide such vivid detail of the angel’s words, and the reaction of all the participants.

Everything started with Mary and Joseph receiving the revelation of the coming Messiah. It was exciting news, but there was a problem, they lived in Nazareth. God, speaking through the prophet Micah, had promised that Bethlehem Ephrathah would be the birthplace of His King (Micah 5:2). God had to get Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, almost 70 miles away, and about three days by foot under the best conditions – maybe several more days for someone traveling pregnant. This was not a journey one would make, especially late in a pregnancy, unless forced to by circumstances beyond their control.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

Posted by Harrison on November 4, 2013
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Surely goodness and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life.

No other Psalm is so universally known and loved as the 23rd. In just 6 short verses, it captures the wonderful completeness of God’s love for all his children.

The author, David, spent much of his formative years tending sheep for his father. He had plenty of time to study the relationship between sheep and shepherd. The sheep were completely dependent on David for food, protection, and water. Even the smallest lamb was precious, and a good shepherd was not willing to lose even one. In his time, and in that region, lambs were sometimes even raised as family pets. Such was the love and trust between sheep and the shepherd.

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