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An issue in the mind of Simon the Pharisee in Luke 7 was that of defilement. For him, keeping oneself ceremonially clean was equivalent to holiness, and the key to God’s favor. Since he was scrupulous to maintain that ritual … Continue reading
I’ve been mulling this over all day; I have to make sure I get it right. That old prophetic sense is tingling again. It calls to mind the old CCR song, “Bad Moon Rising” — provided you understand that it’s … Continue reading
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” This is a distinctly Hebrew concept, though it is recognized in other cultures. In Hebrew intellectual traditions, the heart is the seat of the will, the seat of your … Continue reading