Tag Archives: God’s faithfulness

Feeding and Faith

Hovering over 1Kings 17 and 18 this morning, and I notice two instances of supernatural feeding and, in a sense, two instances of supernatural faith. And the word of the LORD came to [Elijah]: “Depart from here and turn eastward … 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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God Determines the Destiny

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who, with pen wrote: “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a … Continue reading

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On the Palms of My Hands

Their situation was drastically different, but the sentiment is relatable. But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” (Isaiah 49:14 ESV) Judged for her rebellion? Yes. Overrun because of her spiritual adultery? Yes. Exiled in … Continue reading

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A Blessing Here and Now

I had a brief conversation with someone yesterday who “had to admit” their faith was being shaken somewhat by the suffering being experienced by various people within our church family. I empathized with her empathy for those who are dealing … Continue reading

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127 Provinces

127 Provinces. That’s what I’m chewing on this morning. The king’s scribes were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day. And an edict was written, according to all that … Continue reading

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Nevertheless

To mess with Dickens’ well-known line . . . It can be the best of words, it can be the worst of words. The word? Nevertheless. It’s been over three weeks since they gathered to hear Ezra read from the … Continue reading

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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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