Wednesday, January 14, 2015

day no. 13,232: fighting the good fight

I can't remember if I ever posted this or not and when I tried to search I could not find it, so I apologize if you are seeing this again, but in all honesty, I was pretty psyched to be seeing this again even though it is a little dated at this point.

Finneas is matter-of-fact, even when he's killing things apparently.

May he, like his namesake (Phinehas), grow up to be the God-honoring combination of zealous AND discerning, capable of action and able to hit pause when necessary.

To both pounce and to ponder when pertinent that is my prayer (to put it poetically and perhaps pretentiously. don't poo poo, it's just pee pee after pee pee)

Numbers 25:11

“Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest has turned my anger away from the Israelites by being as zealous among them as I was. So I stopped destroying all Israel as I had intended to do in my zealous anger."
Joshua 22:30-33
30 When Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the community—the heads of the clans of Israel—heard this from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, they were satisfied. 31 Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, replied to them, “Today we know the Lord is among us because you have not committed this treachery against the Lord as we thought. Instead, you have rescued Israel from being destroyed by the hand of the Lord.”
32 Then Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, and the other leaders left the tribes of Reuben and Gad in Gilead and returned to the land of Canaan to tell the Israelites what had happened. 33 And all the Israelites were satisfied and praised God and spoke no more of war against Reuben and Gad.

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