Tag Archives: all sufficient grace

Face to the Wall

The news was devastating. “Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.” Not what King Hezekiah wanted to hear. Though at the point of death, how he had hoped that the prophet’s visit would have … Continue reading

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Relying on God — Always a Good Thing

Utterly burdened. Completely overwhelmed. Beyond strength. Way past the ability to endure. Despairing even of life. Thinking this is it, it’s over, not going to make it! That’s the situation Paul describes in the opening chapter of 2Corinthians (vv. 8-9a). … Continue reading

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I Will Sustain You

As I make my way through the four readings in my reading plan, I am mindful that, when I’m done, I hope to put down a few thoughts about something I’ve encountered. Sometimes I’ll read something and pause immediately to … Continue reading

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Chewing on Manna

Hovering over my reading in Exodus 16, this morning. So, in a sense, I’m actually chewing on manna. Bread from heaven, that’s what this chapter’s about. And I know that it’s primary theological intent is to point to the TRUE … Continue reading

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The How of Suffering

Not to oversimplify, and not to be overly influenced by the ways of our current culture, but it seems to me that Job and his friends had become quite polarized in there back and forth, round-and-round-we-go debate. Though they at … Continue reading

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I Know

Hovering over the first seventeen verses of Revelation chapter two this morning. Chewing on the first three of seven letters written to the churches in Asia. Casting an eye on the pages I’ve just marked up which reflect the well-known … Continue reading

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According to the Riches of His Grace

If there’s anything I should be picking up from what Paul is laying down in the opening verses of Ephesians, it’s that those who are blessed by God should be quick to declare, “Blessed be God!” I never tire of … Continue reading

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Blessed Be the Name

You need the light of Ruth after the darkness of Judges. To be reminded that, even in those days when “there was no king” and “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Jud. 21:25), grace maintains a faithful … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Courageous

No way you read the opening chapter of Joshua and you’re not inspired afresh. Impossible to not sense the anticipation. This is it! Mission “Take the Land” will soon be launched. And hard not to imagine that Joshua’s feeling the … Continue reading

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The True Grace of God

Wrapped up 1Peter this morning. What a great letter! A letter for all those who are suffering. Maybe not in the same way these first century saints suffered for their faith, but applicable, I think, for anyone who is under … Continue reading

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