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Ornate Stone

Weighting Ring Money

Weighting Ring Money
‎Egyptians didn’t make coins until relatively late in their history. Bulk gold or silver, often in the form of wearable rings or bracelets, was a common medium of exchange. Transactions required weighing metal in balance scales like this one. Throughout the ancient world, standardized metal or stone counterweights were often made in the form of animals or other natural objects. Both Job (Job 31:6) and Daniel (Dan 5:27) use the image of weighing in a balance to portray God’s judgment of a human being. ‎Gen 23:16, Job 31:6, Prov 11:1, Isa 46:6, Jer 32:9–10, Dan 5:24–28, Rev 6:5

Amphibians (Frogs)

Amphibians (Frogs) Exodus 7:26-8:11

Account of the Deluge

Account of the Deluge ‎From the library of Assur-bani-pal at Ninevah (668–626 B.C.). Now in British Museum.
‎The “Creation Series” and the “Gisdubar or Gilgamesh Series” give Babylonian and Assyrian accounts of the Creation, and the Babylonian account of the Flood, in many particulars resembling closely that given in the book of Genesis.

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

August 11

  They that wait upon the Lord shall change their strength
        Isa. 40:31 (R.V.)

Lord, what a change within us one short hour
Spent in Thy presence will prevail to make!
What heavy burdens from our bosoms take!
What parched grounds refresh as with a shower!
We kneel—and all around us seems to lower.
We rise and all the distant and the near
Stand forth in sunny outline, brave and clear.
We kneel—how weak: we rise—how full of power.
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong
Or others—that we are not always strong;
That we are ever overborne with care;
That we should ever weak or heartless be,
Anxious or troubled, while with us is prayer,
And joy and strength and courage are with Thee?

Archbishop Trench

Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.

Connect the Testaments

August 11: Proclaiming the Light Isaiah 23:1–24:23; Luke 8:16–56; Job 5:17–27
Many of us wait for precisely the right moment to tell others about Christ’s work in us. Yet every moment is the right moment to speak up for Christ. Every moment is the right time to fully express what Christ is doing in us and through us.

Jesus affirms this sense of immediacy when He remarks, “And no one, after lighting a lamp, covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lamp-stand, so that those who come in can see the light” (Luke 8:16).

This line becomes even more profound when we consider what happens a short time later. After Jesus heals a demon-possessed man, He says to him, “Return to your home and tell all that God has done for you” (Luke 8:39). The man doesn’t wait for a better time. Instead, “he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole town all that Jesus had done for him” (Luke 8:39).

We may consider our encounter with Christ less significant than a man healed from demon-po…

Morning and Evening

Morning, August 11      Go To Evening Reading
         “Oh that I were as in months past.”           — Job 29:2
Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom and dreariness. Once they lived near to Jesus, but now they feel that they have wandered from him, and they say, “O that I were as in months past!” They complain that they have lost their evidences, or that they have not present peace of mind, or that they have no enjoyment in the means of grace, or that conscience is not so tender, or that they have not so much zeal for God’s glory. The causes of this mournful state of things are manifold. It may arise through a comparative neglect of prayer, for a neglected closet is the beginning of all spiritual decline. Or it may be the result of…

My Utmost for His Highest

August 11th

This experience must come

And he saw him no more. 2 Kings 2:12.

It is not wrong to depend upon Elijah as long as God gives him to you, but remember the time will come when he will have to go; when he stands no more to you as your guide and leader, because God does not intend he should. You say—‘I cannot go on without Elijah.’ God says you must.

Alone at your Jordan. v. 14. Jordan is the type of separation where there is no fellowship with anyone else, and where no one can take the responsibility for you. You have to put to the test now what you learned when you were with your Elijah. You have been to Jordan over and over again with Elijah, but now you are up against it alone. It is no use saying you cannot go; this experience has come, and you must go. If you want to know whether God is the God you have faith to believe Him to be, then go through your Jordan alone.

Alone at your Jericho. v. 15. Jericho is the place where you have seen your Elijah do great things. When you…