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A Far-Off Fear and A Draw Near Fear

Hovering over a few verses in Exodus 20 this morning. Thinking that, for me at least, I may be so fixated on making sure I take note again of the Ten Commandments that I lose sight of what was a … Continue reading

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Fear Not

I don’t know that I’ve ever underlined these two words in Genesis 42 with my black colored pencil before (my marking for sin), but this morning it was almost a reflexive action. I don’t think these words are always sinful, … Continue reading

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A Kept Man

For those of us who have viewed these past 3 months through the eyeglasses of “this is much to do about nothing”, emerging from “shelter in place” probably comes with very little anxiety. About time, they might say. But for … 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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Be Firmly Convinced

Okay . . . so pretty sure this is the worst of devotional practices . . . taking verses — worse yet, pieces of verses — way out of context. But gonna anyway. Here’s what I’m chewing on this morning … Continue reading

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Do Not Fear, Only Believe

They were the words he had hoped he would never hear. The words he had done everything he could think of to avoid. He would give up everything, even his good standing among the religious elite, if could only find … Continue reading

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Stay

“It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.” No Dickens, but surely it was the tale of one city, Jerusalem. Because King Zedekiah has decided to take a stand against the Babylonians, Jerusalem had fallen. After … Continue reading

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If the LORD Delights in Us . . .

They were done! They had hit the wall! They were ready to tap out! “Enough,” they said. “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt,” they said. After forty days spying out the promised land the majority had … Continue reading

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The Terror and The Touch

If the New Testament had already been written and he had already read it, maybe at that moment Peter was thinking, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). Or perhaps verses … Continue reading

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