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Good Bottom-Line Advice from a Miserable Comforter

I think for many years, when I read Job, I didn’t really read, or at least try to listen too closely, to chapters 4 thru 37. Influenced by the big idea that Job’s friends were “miserable comforters,” while Job himself … Continue reading

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Commended Through Their Faith

They were people of promise. A promise that they would be an innumerable people, that they would possess a land flowing with milk and honey, and that they would know, and make known to all nations, blessings unimaginable (Gen. 12:1-3). … Continue reading

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Jesus Saw Their Faith

Reading in Mark 2 this morning and encountered one of my favorite statements found in all three of the synoptic gospel accounts. Four simple, mono-syllable words, that never cease to inspire. Never cease to capture the bottom-line of what was … Continue reading

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Remain Faithful with Steadfast Purpose

According to the inspired revelation of Acts 11, he was a “good man.” He was a man “full of the Holy Spirit.” He was a man “of faith.” And they? Well they were brand spankin’ new believers. Having heard Jesus … Continue reading

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Put Me to the Test

I don’t know if I have ever actually finished my annual reading plan on the last day of the year (after all, my reading plan says I should have finished it five days ago). But Christmas and end of year … Continue reading

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On Churches and Church Members

They were riding the wave. Part of a winning team. Their stats were all going the right way. Love and faith? Service and patient endurance? All trending upwards. Their “latter works exceeding the first.” As a whole, things were going … Continue reading

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Go Your Way

His had been a long life. Kingdoms had come and gone, but he remained. Bosses had come and gone, and he had served in their royal courts. Thus, he had seen a lot. And not just the visible realities of … Continue reading

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Beware Even of Spiritual Success

I’m chewing on King Hezekiah’s story in 2Chronicles this morning (ch. 29 – 32). He had a good run. Twenty-nine years on the throne and a lot to show for it. He oversaw a deep cleanse of the temple. He … Continue reading

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A Chilling Epitaph

I read the words and what immediately came to mind was, “What a horrible epitaph.” I don’t think much of what might end up written in memory of me. Not really motivated by leaving a legacy. More concerned with just … Continue reading

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Two Mule Loads of Earth

He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. Thus reads the bio of Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria (2Ki. 5:1). A great man yet a grieved man. Had all the fame … Continue reading

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