All the way to Harosheth Haggoyim….

still09.jpgI have really enjoyed reading the Old Testament, particularily reading the New Living Translation this year.  It has really brought the Old Testament to life for me.  In reading Judges today, it brought to mind again that the Lord will go and has gone ahead of us.  The only catch is that we must follow.  We pray for the Lord to go with us.  We pray for Him to make us aware of His presence.  When in reality He is always there for us if we just turn and follow. 

All seriousness aside, reading Judges 4 today clearly brought to mind the meeting between the flobbits and the elders of the Razzberry Forest in the “The Lord of Beans”.  I love how the elders refer to “Randolph, son of Mandolph and the formal way that Randolph addresses the elders.  Sounds a lot like Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth and Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali.  Don’t you think???

Speaking of a catch, I did catch the end of Catch 22 the other night.  That really took me back a few years!! That scene where Yosarian walks the streets after M&M enterprises has rounded all the girls and Yosarian sees all the injustice, evil and brutalitiy that men bring on one another reminded me of Healing Rain video.  Funny how a few years can change you viewpoint. 

But we are all in a Catch 22 so to speak.  To live we need to die.  To receive we must give.  It is all upside down. 

Judges..14 Then Deborah said to Barak, “Go! This is the day the LORD has given Sisera into your hands. Has not the LORD gone ahead of you?” So Barak went down Mount Tabor, followed by ten thousand men. 15 At Barak’s advance, the LORD routed Sisera and all his chariots and army by the sword, and Sisera abandoned his chariot and fled on foot. 16 But Barak pursued the chariots and army as far as Harosheth Haggoyim. All the troops of Sisera fell by the sword; not a man was left.

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6 Comments »

  1. The Pudgeman Said:

    Jimmy, Only you could tie the book of Judges, Lord Of The Beans and the movie catch 22 into one posting and actually make it work. Now, I did not say that it makes sense, but it does indeed work. B4T

  2. Melissa Said:

    I’m sorry but what is that a picture of?

  3. Melissa Said:

    Lord of the Beans, nevermind.

  4. sam Said:

    mmmm why is it called the raspberry forest? Don’t LAUGH>>>>

  5. Jay Said:

    Ummm..
    Well…..
    Hmmm…

  6. christinamollette Said:

    Yes


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