Job 20: the joy of the godless is for a moment

Here’s a rough translation of Job 20, with comments. As background, during our Level 4 lockdown last year I tried to lock down some reading to hold on to my Hebrew. You can see them here (helpful insights are thanks to God: typos and mistranslations wholly my fault): 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6 | 7 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | Translation: 20:1 And Zophar […]

Remember His Fatherly love

There are two kinds of relationships in the world: transactional, and covenant. Here’s some examples of transactional relationships: I give you a burger because you gave me some moneyI’ll do work for you because you give me a salary or a feeI subscribe to my favourite Youtuber because they offer regular content that I like […]

You can’t live on Xmas leftovers forever (so start a Bible reading plan)

What’s one of the best things about a Christmas feast? Not having to cook for days. All that effort braving the supermarkets, glazing the ham, stuffing the turkey – it’s worth it when you can just lay on the ham sandwiches meal after meal. Living on Xmas leftovers: what a life. But eventually you have […]

“The Social Dilemma” Dilemma

Cheryl and I finally broke our No-Netflix policy in our household last Friday night to check out The Social Dilemma. It’s a docudrama filled with former employees of big tech companies confessing their involvement in shaping how tech giants like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others operate today. In a nutshell, they warn us: social […]

Rachel’s tears, our hope

She is sitting at home. There’s peals of laughter as children play on the street outside. Her son sits in his chair – he’s itching to join in, but he’s not quite learned how to walk yet. She strokes his hair, smiles, and offers him another spoonful, and wonders what the evening will bring. A […]

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