Author Archives: Pete

Remember and Fight

Hovering over Nehemiah 4 this morning. First observation, the work of God will be opposed by the enemies of God. Nehemiah & Co. are in the center of God’s will as they rebuild the wall at Jerusalem. They are also … Continue reading

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Where Am I Going to Eat Today?

Noodling on two house parties being put on in Proverbs 9. Meditating on two hostesses, Wisdom and Folly, who have set their tables and sent out their invitations. Wisdom’s table is filled with organic, free-range food. Triple-A, Prime beef from … Continue reading

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Daily Delight

Proverbs 8 has got to be one of my favorite chapters in all of Scripture. Wisdom’s calling. And if you listen to her voice in this chapter, how do you not come away knowing that Jesus is Wisdom? And among … Continue reading

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Reproof. The Way of Life?

After reading Proverbs 6 this morning, was chewing a bit on the old adage, “Play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.” The fire of temptation, you don’t want to mess with it. Seems I was noodling on the same thing … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of God in Our Hands

If there’s anything the Spirit wants us to know about Ezra, it’s that he was a man of the Word, as in “God’s word”. Sure, when he’s introduced in Ezra 7 the first thing mentioned is that he was the … Continue reading

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For She Is Your Life

Hyperbole or reality? Somewhat dramatic or appropriately emphatic? Thoughts running through my mind as I chew on something in Proverbs this morning. The opening chapters of Proverbs are an extended pitch by a dad to his son to pursue wisdom. … Continue reading

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Building the House

Okay, it may be an Old Testament declaration but, with a slight, two-letter modification, I think it would be fit for a New Testament t-shirt. Back story: “The adversaries of Judah and Benjamin have heard that the returned exiles are … Continue reading

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Active Listening

To me, the entire chapter reads like a promise. A conditional, if/then promise, but a promise nevertheless. And what a promise! Who wouldn’t want to: understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God (v.5)? understand righteousness … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Simplistic

Not to be overly simplistic, but . . . Uh, no. Let’s be simplistic. Knowing God makes all the difference. Hovering over the opening verses of Ezra this morning. And one verse in particular has me thinking this, if every … Continue reading

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Temple Revival (2017 Rerun)

Some thoughts from this day in my reading plan 5 years ago . . . ——————— Two thoughts as I hover over the account of revival in Judah under King Hezekiah . . . First, revival happens where God’s house … Continue reading

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