You must not sacrifice the Passover in any town the Lord your God gives you except in the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversary of your departure from Egypt.
- Deuteronomy 16:5-6
During this month of February, my wife and I celebrate a special event. The first letter of each answer in this quiz will spell out my feelings on this celebration. That is, if you get the right answers. The answers spell out two words – thus the gap.
|What is the 37th book of the Bible?|
|Which prophet was a shepherd from Tekoa who also tended sycamore-fig trees?|
|Who was an apostle who wrote epistles that became books of the Bible, raised someone from the dead, was in prison when a miracle occurred, and baptized Cornelius?|
|Who was an apostle who wrote epistles that became books of the Bible, raised someone from the dead, was in prison when a miracle occurred, and went on missionary journeys?|
|What measurement of time is it when the seventh is a Sabbath of this measurement and the seventh-seventh is a Jubilee?|
|Who was the second son born to Eve and the first murder victim?|
|What is the 34th book of the Bible?|
|Who was the cupbearer to Artaxerxes, the perfect qualification and set of job skills to build a wall?|
|What is the longest prophetic book of the Bible, 66 chapters in length?|
|Who refused the kings orders, leading to being deposed as queen, opening the door for Esther to become queen?|
|What prophet saw dry bones?|
|Who is this woman mentioned in the Old and New Testaments? NT – mother of Boaz. OT – prostitute that hid spies.|
|What king was wounded and fell on his sword?|
|What son of David had another son of David killed, and was later killed himself by Joab’s men while hanging by his hair from an oak tree?|
|Who is this woman mentioned in the Old and New Testaments? NT – mother of Obed and great grandmother of King David. OT – Moabitess who stayed with her mother-in-law, eventually marrying Boaz.|
|Jesus said that His burden was light, but what thing was easy?|
With the Bible References, I will also give the first letter of each answer, as if the photo above did not give it away. If the Bible Reference is either “n/a” – for not available instead of not applicable, or a note of chapter(s) and verse(s), the answer is the book of the Bible that would give the answer away. For a few of the Bible References, only one Bible reference is given when the questions mention a few things.
|A||The chapters and verses are 1:1 and 7:14|
|P||Acts 10:48. Do not give the original name that starts with an “S”.|
|P||Acts 13-21. Do not give the original name that starts with an “S”.|
|A||Genesis 4:2 and 4:8|
|N||The chapters and verses are 1:11 and 2:1|
|E||The chapter and verses are 37:1-14|
|S||1 Samuel 31:4|
|A||2 Samuel 17:28-29 and 2 Samuel 18:14-15|
I suppose that you noticed that the answers spell out Happy Anniversary, but did you need that hint? It will be 46 years as of the day in February.
And as for the Scripture above, it is the only reference to “anniversary” in the NIV. Odd, we spend so much celebrating time on wedding anniversaries and birthdays, but God wants us to celebrate other events each year, mostly in glorifying God and thanking Him for all that we have. Maybe if we celebrated God, praising Him for our marriage each year – and doing that in a humble spirit – maybe we might save a few of the broken ones. When God is at the center, we can work out the rough spots when they occur,
With every marriage, there are rough patches. We have had ours and it seems Tim Hawkins had some himself, as he confesses on this video that ends with his impressions of famous singers singing the national anthem. And when it comes to the Star Spangled Banner, I agree with Tim Hawkins. Some artists put their own spin on it and it comes out good, but then others … it’s not so good. But these are funny.
And what I have to say to my loving wife is:
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Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.