Tag Archives: God’s faithfulness

He Will Surely Do It

If I’m parsing it up right, my last reading in 1Thessalonians starts with sixteen charges to this body of believers. Sure, a couple of them are more along the line of “asks”, but the clear majority are commands and imperatives. … Continue reading

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Concluding With Confession

I know I’ve observed it before. Looking back on my journal, I know that I’ve written of it before (last time was 2017). But I’m captured afresh this morning by the manner in which the songwriter concludes the longest of … Continue reading

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Well Tried

Can misinterpretation still yield good application? Noodling on that this morning. Reading still in Psalm 119, day 18 of the 22 day, 176 verse mega-psalm, and observed something that caused me to nod my head and whisper to myself, “Amen! … Continue reading

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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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Promise and Desire

I won’t get to the part about escaping lions, and fires, and swords until tomorrow, Lord willing. Won’t chew on what motivates someone to be willing to accept torture rather than release, or be willing to endure mocking, flogging, chains, … Continue reading

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A Promise

I don’t think that I’ve ever marked the verse as a “promise” before, but this morning it seemed not only appropriate, but so comforting. In this post- quarantine, mid-pandemic season, when leaving our homes seems to be the right thing … Continue reading

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Sheltering in the Shadow of the Almighty

Okay, so Psalm 91 has my mind running wild this morning. Maybe not surprising given it’s a song which seemingly promises deliverance from “the deadly pestilence” (91:3); and so, says that “you will not fear . . . the pestilence … Continue reading

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Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Chewing on another one of those songs where, though the songwriter declares the power of God, and remembers the promises of God, he’s having a tough time connecting those dots with his current situation and the seeming absence of the … Continue reading

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Always a Song to Sing

He wanted to sing again. He wanted songs of praise to flow freely and words of worship to be offered up once more before his God. But no matter how hard the songwriter tried, he couldn’t. ‘Cause life was really, … Continue reading

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A Place of Abundance

Hovering over Psalm 66 this morning. Funny how the psalms have a particular connection in stressful times. Funny, too, how encountering a reference to testing seems to be a beacon that, in this current season, seems to say, “Listen up, … Continue reading

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