Eli and Samuel as Parents

Eli the Priest had 2 sons whom the bible describes as scoundrels for they had no regard for God.  His sons were reported on interfering with God’s sacrifices with an intention of getting the ‘juicer’ part of the sacrifice before it was brought to God.  “This sin of...

Seeking Relief from Moab

In the book of Ruth, we learn that a terrible famine hit Israel and Elimelek a man from Bethlehem in Judah decided to search for relief elsewhere.   Elimelek together with his wife and two sons left Bethlehem and headed to Moab where food was available. Ruth 1  The...

Deception at play

“This bread of ours was warm when we packed it at home on the day we left to come to you; But now see how mouldy it is.  And these wineskins that we filled were new, but see how cracked they are.  And our clothes and sandals are worn out by the very long journey”....

Achan with his Loot

During the battle of Jericho, Achan saw a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels; he coveted them; and against the explicit command of God not to take treasures for self as they were treasures to be placed...