Ezekiel 2:8-10

The book of Ezekiel is always good for some crazy, which is perfect since it is Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday.

“‘But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.’ Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.” – Ezekiel 2:8-10

God gave Ezekiel a scroll to eat. Yummy. LOL! Open your mouth, Ezekiel! Here it comes, a yummy, yummy, scroll! It will make you grow big and strong! 🙂

Psalm – Chapter 79: A psalm of Asaph.

Today we continue in the book of Psalms for another day.

“How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?” – Psalm 79:5

The answer is in the question. Forever.

“Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;” – Psalm 79:8

This is God’s MO. Punish the descendants for several generations.

“Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord. Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.” – Psalm 79:12-13

Yes, be hateful to other people and we will praise you!

What did we learn? God is angry and jealous. Should you worship an angry and jealous being? Hell no!

Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 24: Jehoiachin King of Judah

Psalm – Chapter 74: A maskil of Asaph.

Following the chronological order list I found on a Bible reading guide site, we take a short break from Jeremiah and head back to the long, long book of Psalms. Today we take a look at chapter 74 in Psalms.

“O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?” – Psalm 74:1

Could be that all the talk about how he loves you is just a bunch of bullshit.

“We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.” – Psalm 74:9

Could be that God is human made and doesn’t exist. 🙂

“It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.” – Psalm 74:15

No, this is not God. This is climate and weather.

“The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.” – Psalm 74:16

News flash. The moon can be out during the day.

Guess what? If you don’t understand the cause of something, that doesn’t give you the right to give God credit. It just means you don’t know the answer. Sigh.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 79: A psalm of Asaph.

Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah Freed

Jeremiah has been in prison for some time, and now he’s about to be freed.

“Then the commander gave him provisions and a present and let him go. So Jeremiah went to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah and stayed with him among the people who were left behind in the land.” – Jeremiah 40:5-6

Jeremiah is now free. But let’s think about this a bit. God forced Jeremiah to speak on his behalf. God is a coward and won’t speak. And because God won’t speak, Jeremiah was imprisoned and faced a serious threat of death.

“Then Johanan son of Kareah said privately to Gedaliah in Mizpah, ‘Let me go and kill Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and no one will know it. Why should he take your life and cause all the Jews who are gathered around you to be scattered and the remnant of Judah to perish?’” – Jeremiah 40:15

More death.

Although Jeremiah is free, peace has not yet been achieved. More death and destruction is to come.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 74: A maskil of Asaph.

2 Chronicles 36:9

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today God is crazy in this verse.

“Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” – 2 Chronicles 36:9

Wait, what’s so crazy about that? Check out the King James Version of this verse.

“Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.” – 2 Chronicles 36:9

In the KJV the king is eight years old. An eight year old was evil according to God. LOL! Then humans (and let’s be honest, old, white men) changed the Bible because they thought, well shit, it’s crazy the king was eight years old and evil, so let’s change the king’s age to eighteen so it seems less crazy.

Now that’s some crazy shit!

Jeremiah – Chapter 39: The Fall of Jerusalem

Today we take a look at the fall of Jerusalem.

“And on the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah’s eleventh year, the city wall was broken through.” – Jeremiah 39:2

The wall of Jerusalem has fallen.

“There at Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes and also killed all the nobles of Judah.” – Jeremiah 39:6

All while God sits by and watches.

“While Jeremiah had been confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him: ‘Go and tell Ebed-Melek the Cushite, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I am about to fulfill my words against this city—words concerning disaster, not prosperity. At that time they will be fulfilled before your eyes.’’” – Jeremiah 39:15-16

The slaughter wasn’t enough for God. He needs more disaster and destruction.

Can we just all agree that God is nothing but an awful make believe being filled with bloodlust?

Coming Soon: Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah Freed

Jeremiah – Chapter 38: Jeremiah Thrown Into a Cistern

Jeremiah is going from prison to a cistern. Yikes!

“Then the officials said to the king, ‘This man should be put to death. He is discouraging the soldiers who are left in this city, as well as all the people, by the things he is saying to them. This man is not seeking the good of these people but their ruin.’” – Jeremiah 38:4

Should Jeremiah be killed? Of course not.

“So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern of Malkijah, the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah by ropes into the cistern; it had no water in it, only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.” – Jeremiah 38:6

An interesting punishment.

“My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all they have done to Jeremiah the prophet. They have thrown him into a cistern, where he will starve to death when there is no longer any bread in the city.” – Jeremiah 38:9

I mean, if we are fair, the reason there is no bread is Jeremiah ate it all in the last chapter. LOL!

“Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, ‘This is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘If you surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, your life will be spared and this city will not be burned down; you and your family will live. But if you will not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, this city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians and they will burn it down; you yourself will not escape from them.’’” – Jeremiah 38:17-19

After Jeremiah is rescued, he passes along a message supposedly from God that the King will be saved if he turns the officers over to Babylon.

“All your wives and children will be brought out to the Babylonians.” – Jeremiah 38:23

God will punish women and children.

Once again, God punishes those who are innocent.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 39: The Fall of Jerusalem

Jeremiah – Chapter 37: Jeremiah in Prison

Uh oh! Jeremiah is going to prison in this chapter!

“Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.” – Jeremiah 37:2

Again, given God is not speaking and he’s never spoken, who would believe Jeremiah with no evidence?

“They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.” – Jeremiah 37:15

Should Jeremiah have been beaten? No. Not at all.

“King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.” – Jeremiah 37:21

A weird ending. Makes it sound as if Jeremiah ate the city’s entire bread supply!

That does it for this chapter. God still refuses to show himself or speak himself. He could do this and solve all problems but chooses not to. That is very telling that this God has no desire for peace.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 38: Jeremiah Thrown Into a Cistern