Wimps of the Bible: Lot’s Wife (part 2)

Wimps of the Bible: Lot’s Wife (part 2)

We left off with Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of salt… Throughout this story, I actually feel sorry for Lot’s wife.  Sodom was not Lot’s home town.  When Lot’s house came under attack, the attackers said “This fellow came here as an outsider” (Genesis 19:9).  But...
Wimps of the Bible: Lot’s Wife (part 1)

Wimps of the Bible: Lot’s Wife (part 1)

Today’s wimp is a character whose appearance in the bible is so brief she doesn’t even get a name.  Lot was the nephew of Abraham.  He and his family lived in Sodom.  Sodom (and their neighbor Gomorrah) was a very bad place.  So bad that God was ready to wipe it off...
Wimps of the Bible: Samson (part 3)

Wimps of the Bible: Samson (part 3)

I hope you’ve been able to take away a few useful nuggets from the life of Samson.  When I first studied the story of Samson I was struck by an odd story about a Lion and the Honey.  It can be found in Judges 14:5 – 9: 5Samson went down to Timnah. His father and...
Wimps of the Bible: Samson (part 2)

Wimps of the Bible: Samson (part 2)

There is so much we can learn from the destructive and tragic life of Samson. God grace is not exactly free.  His mother got a child but had to raise him as a Nazarite.  We have certain responsibilities.  We need to hold up our end of the bargain.  Samson had great...
Wimps of the Bible: Samson (part 1)

Wimps of the Bible: Samson (part 1)

When I first set out to write about today’s wimp, Samson, I thought it was going to be simple recitation about his relationship with Delilah, the “epic fail” he experienced and what we could learn.  Sounds simple enough right?  Boy was I wrong. As I began to research...

Wimps of the Bible: Judas

With Christmas official over, we see the holidays winding down.  The story of baby Jesus fades to back and in a couple of months we’ll be focusing on his crucifixion.  While this may be the time for the year to talk about the beginning of the Christ story, I think...