What Does it Mean to Serve God?

What Does it Mean to Serve God?
Written by Jim Staley

What Does It Mean to Serve God?

Several themes show up as the Israelites continue their journey to the Promised Land. These themes give us an inside view of what is truly important to the God they are now serving. This “new” God wants them to follow His commandments because in doing so, they will be blessed. He instructs them to destroy all that is evil, not mixing their lives with anything that is pagan, and to not serve other gods as they did in the past. It is on this last point that I would like to spend some time

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No Mixing

No Mixing
Written by Jim Staley

NO MIXING!

Have you ever had freshly squeezed sweet lemonade or a homemade glass of sweet tea? It certainly doesn’t get much better when quenching your thirst on a hot day, that’s for sure. The combination of sugar and tea or sugar and lemons is always a good thing.  On the other hand, have you ever had a bug fly into your drink?  Have you ever had to drink out of a bottle of water after a 3 year old?   Not much compares when you pick up that bottle of water when thirst overwhelms you and you see little floatie things swirling around. Just as lemons and water or tea and sugar is a good mix, there are also some things that are really just … well, bad. What about a fly in your drink? Do you just pick out the fly and keep on drinking? We don’t, we pour out the entire drink!

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