Author Archives: Pete

Moving Beyond Picture Books (2012 Rerun)

Dull of hearing. Unskilled in the word. Should be meat-eaters, instead only able to digest milk. It’s what I think was at the heart of the problem that the writer to the Hebrews addresses. They were tempted to fall away … Continue reading

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We Must Give An Account

Read that title again. We must give an account. Who’s the we? You and me. What must we do eventually? Give an account. Literally, give a speech. Provide an answer. Give an explanation. Render a reckoning. Okay . . . … Continue reading

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Again

There was a story I used to tell about the kind of disciplinarian my mom was when I was kid. Can’t remember the incident but here’s how I recalled one instance of her “progressive discipline”. The immediate reaction to my … Continue reading

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Taking Care with Something That’s a Done Deal

Chewing on the dynamics of salvation this morning as I hover over Hebrews 3. If salvation is all of God and nothing of us (and it is), then I’m inclined to think that those who are “truly saved” will be … Continue reading

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Bringing Us to Glory

It’s a verse about Him, but I can’t help take notice of what it says about me. A jaw-dropping truth about the Savior, and a head-lifting reality for those being saved. Jesus is greater. That’s the big idea of the … Continue reading

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Aman, Aman

It was an ancient prophecy, but it contains an abiding principle. And in the original language, it looks like at its core is a twice-repeated word. Aman, aman. Back story: In the days of Ahaz, king of Judah, the kings … Continue reading

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Worth Everything

We can’t help but place ourselves in the story. After all, isn’t that what good biblical application is all about? So, as I hover over Esther 5 this morning, where do I show up? I’m certainly not the king. Don’t … Continue reading

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Devoted to Good Works

Okay, the echoing bell of repetition is ringing louder as I continue reading in the first half of Titus 3 this morning. I’ve already encountered its peal a couple of times so that when it rings this morning, I’m primed … Continue reading

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She Ate the King’s Meat

This morning I read the first couple of chapters of Esther. Hovering over chapter two. And something about Esther strikes me — she ate the king’s meat. Esther and Daniel were contemporaries. Both Jews. Both taken from their homeland. Both … Continue reading

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Walk with the Wise

You are what you eat. What you put in is going to have an impact on what you have available to put out. Good worldly wisdom. And, not without biblical precedent. After all, the law of the harvest says you’re … Continue reading

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