Sunday, October 4, 2015

October 4, Numbers 25

Throughout the Old Testament worship of most any false god is called baal. There has been a struggle throughout recorded time of evil vs God, the tactics haven't changed much, probably because there isn't a need to change. My translation says the people of Israel began to whore with the daughters of Moab. Pretty straight forward, as I've said before, and it's not my original quote but quite accurate, there's nothing dumber than a man with an erection. Enticing people away from God through basic carnal lusts has always been an effective method. Sex, power, wealth, prestige, these are all base human desires and when not kept in check can and will be use to draw people from God. Because of their sin they brought a plague upon the people, can we not see how our societies desires for carnal pleasures have brought plagues of lawlessness and poverty on our own nation? Prostitution is still illegal yet websites such as Ashley Madison and Craigslist personal ads are not. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October 3, Numbers 24

Balak asks Balaam to curse Israel several times, in the end though God has a different idea.

Starting at verse 15 there are two different and valid interpretations, both can be correct. Balak's descendants and his people will eventually be conquered by David so that could be a fulfillment, and it can also be a prophecy of Christ. In the end Jesus will be The King of all.  

Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2, I Thessalonians 4

Again Paul addresses sexual immorality but I won't focus on that.  It's the last section, the promise that just as Christ died and was risen, when He returns He will bring all of those who died in Him and gather together the remainder of His bride.  Our hope for eternal life is in Him alone.

Today's workout, cardio.  Step, windmill, climber, sandbag, jacks 30 intervals.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1, I Thessalonians 3

Another word of encouragement, Paul was concerned that as he had been imprisoned that the church at Thessalonica might have fallen away.  Timothy brings word that they are faithful.  That should be the report of all the churches but sadly isn't.  

Today's workout, legs. Step, squat or wall sit, windmills, hamstring curls, jump rope, split squat R, plank, split squat L.  32 or 40 intervals.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30, I Thessalonians 2

Paul and Silas were beaten and imprisoned at Phillipi, preaching the gospel was dangerous.  Paul didn't shy away from it.  It's getting dangerous today to preach the gospel, no so much here in the US but the trend isn't good.  So many preachers are compromising the word, trying to satisfy the masses. Paul says that he didn't come to flatter or deceive or in greed.  In today's social climate standing up for what God says will label us hateful bigots. 

Today's workout. Cardio High knees, grapevine, windmill, squat, jump rope, climber.
36 intervals.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29. I Thessalonians 1

Paul commends the church at Thessalonica for their faith.  They were actually a living example of Christianity.  Something we should strive to become.

Today's workout.  Back; Squat reach, biceps curl, high knees, pull-up, grapevine, high row, jump rope, good-morning.  40 intervals.

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, Colossians 4

In this chapter Paul closes his letter, verse 7 makes me believe that Tychicus hand carried the letter and had other information that Paul did not want to write.  A good lesson for all times, some things should not be written down , or shared on the Internet.  Paul had reasons to keep some things secret from Rome.  We all have reasons to keep parts of our lives secret from unsavory people.

Today's workout. Cardio. Step, windmills, box hop, grapevine, high knees, climbers.  36 intervals