Maybe 1,000 bits of useless trivia...
When it comes right down to it, 1,000 is a REALLY big number. Think of it in pennies, as the folks over at the MegaPenny Project have done:
1,000 pennies stacked 40 high, five by five, is worth $10 US and weighs 6.25 pounds.
Stacked, 1,000 pennies would be 5.2 feet high. (There's a project for bored children to tackle during spring break!) Laid out flat, 1,000 pennies would cover 3.9 square feet.
For you "mathletes," the prime factors of 1,000 are 2x2x2x5x5x5. 1,000 cubed is 10x10x10.
For movie fans, the shape-changing robot in "Terminator: Judgment Day" was the T-1000.
And for you history buffs, Viking explorer Leif Ericson landed in North America in 1000 AD. (It was also a Leap Year!)
Looking for scriptures related to the number 1000?
- When Abimelech realized Sarah was Abraham's sister, he gave Abraham 1,000 pieces of silver for the sake of her honor. (Gen 20:16) Which does make me wonder, did Sarah get that cash and go shopping?
- The 20th chapter of Revelation describes how Jesus will bind the devil for 1,000 years. During that 1,000 years, Jesus will rule and reign over all the earth, and at the end of the 1,000 years, the devil will be released and try to suck people back under his influence, at which time he will be destroyed once and for all, thank goodness!
- "But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:8-9 NKJV
(There are more scriptures, of course, that's just a selection.)
However, the purpose of today's post is to thank you, our readers! Without you, 1,000 posts would not have been possible.
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