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Mikveh: Our True Hope

O Lord, the Hope (Mikveh) of Israel, all who forsake You shall be put to shame; those who turn away from You shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water. Jeremiah 17:13 The prophet Jeremiah reminds the people of Israel that God alone is their hope. The word translated hope in this…
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Dust from His feet

Yosie, the son of Yoezer from Zeredah, said: “Let your house be a meeting place for the wise; cover yourself with the dust of their feet, and drink in their words with thirst.” The idea of being covered with someone’s dust has many implications. It reveals a close proximity and suggests following closely; or sitting…
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Joanna

Another “least likely” from last week is Joanna. She is part of the group of women that followed Jesus closely. Why is she a least likely? She was the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward. The steward is like the house manager, so he would have controlled Herod’s money. When the Bible says she financially supported…
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Jesus the Builder

I like that Jesus was a builder. Aside from this being His occupation, it also fleshes out a picture we see in the text. The Greek word that describes His work is “techton,” simply meaning “builder.” People built with various things back then, but primarily building was done with stone. So Jesus was more likely a…
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