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Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Atonement. The coveringĀ for iniquity. To propitiate, to pacify, to make peace for the debt owed due to transgression. Pretty major theme throughout the Scriptures. Normally not too surprised when I come across it in my readings. But this morning it … Continue reading

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The Difference a Day Makes

Reading in Zechariah this morning. A lot of prophetic imagery to work through. Some I think I get, some I’m not so sure about. Probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to spend some extended time in the book with some … Continue reading

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When I Atone for You

It’s a love story gone terribly wrong. Not a “boy meets girl” sort of love story, but a benefactor meets waif type of love story. A rags to riches love story. I’m reading Ezekiel 16 this morning and what a … Continue reading

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Able to Deliver Another

If the shear volume of words, and the number of times something is repeated is an indicator of certainty, then that God was going to judge Jerusalem was without dispute. And nothing was going to prevent it. The nation had … Continue reading

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A Serpent Lifted Up

There are many word pictures used to describe Jesus. A Lamb, a Shepherd, a Lion. He is the Light, the Door, and the Vine. But I was reminded of one yesterday as I was studying John with a friend. We … Continue reading

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He Sat Down

Started in on two new books this morning in my reading plan, Isaiah and Hebrews. And while I’m looking forward to working through the prophecy of Isaiah, I’m pretty sure it will pale in comparison against the grand subject of … Continue reading

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First Things First

Had a great conversation yesterday morning. Talked about Jesus’ exclusive claim that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” and that no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). That, throughout God’s word, the way … Continue reading

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The Corpse

Okay. When it comes to “translator privilege” I’m usually pretty compliant. I marvel when I consider those men and women who commit together to translate the Scriptures. I don’t pretend to understand all the nuances they have to deal with … Continue reading

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He Stood Between . . .

A bit of extended reading time in Numbers this morning (chapters 9 through 17). Crazy! It’s amazing what “doing community” in the wilderness can do to a nation. It has a way, it seems, of making people kind of cranky … Continue reading

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The Great Equalizer

I’m reading again in Leviticus this morning and the math just doesn’t line up. You know, the math that says that if A=B and B=C then A=C. Or, in the case of this morning’s reading in Leviticus 5, if a … Continue reading

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