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Day1 host Peter Wallace's new book on the emotions of Jesus is, according to Marcus Borg, “An illuminating and powerful personal meditation." Ideal for personal or group study.
Before the time of Christ, the word humility was a word of contempt. To call a man humble was to characterize him as cowardly and weak. But when Christ came, He took this hated word and made it one of the most honorable in our language.The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "One cannot pay a man a greater tribute today than to say that he possesses the grace of humility."More...
And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel; and when they joined the battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines. -- 1 Sam. 4:2
Israel was the time being smitten before the Philistines. The Philistines gave them more trouble than all the other Canaanite breeds put together-the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite. These latter were but low breeds of the tribesmen scattered in the pigeonholes of Palastine. The Philistines were the highbrows of the land. It was from them that Palestine took its name, for Palestine is the Greek for Philistia. Historians tell us that they possessed a high order of culture, at least according to the standards of their time. Some scholars believe that to them we owe the origin of our alphabet.Read full article...
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