Tag Archives: God’s patience

The God of the Land

In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. … Continue reading

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Jealous, Avenging, Wrathful, or Good? Yes!

They’re not side-by-side, but pretty close. Not much distance between Nahum 1:2 and Nahum 1:7 (maybe 3 inches). But, at first glance, they seem worlds apart. The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Another

He crossed the line. Eventually Solomon’s unlimited wealth and unbridled passion caught up with him, “for when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his … Continue reading

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His Perfect Patience

Thank God I’m not Jesus. Or I think there may have been fewer synagogues left standing at the end of the day or, at the very least, fewer synagogue rulers. Reading in Luke 13 and, for some reason, I’m particularly … Continue reading

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Reach Repentance

Reach repentance. Those are the two words, in the ESV, that I’m chewing on this morning. Literally, the idea is to “make room” for a “change of mind.” To clear some space that was occupied with one type of thinking … Continue reading

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My Story

Chewing on some verses in Isaiah this morning. So much I still don’t really understand of the prophet’s writings. So much to navigate. For example, what day is “in that day”? When is that day? What in the prophetic writing … Continue reading

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Just a Whistle Away

It’s a crazy, seemingly out of control world we live in. And perhaps seems more so to those of us who are a bit older. Who have a point of reference of three or four decades ago when, while not … Continue reading

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His Perfect Patience

He had known this daughter of Abraham (Lk. 13:10-17) from her beginning. After all, He knit her in her mother’s womb. He knew her in her “unformed substance.” What’s more, before she had even taken her first breath, He had … Continue reading

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Infants in Christ

As I hover over my reading this morning, honestly, I don’t know how much patience I might have had with them. For all they knew, it seemed to make relatively little difference. For all the time Paul had spent with … Continue reading

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The Folly of Presuming

I know the media crafts headlines to capture our interest and seduce our attention. I know there’s always a story behind the story that tends to get buried if it detracts from a sensational one-liner. But, not gonna lie, I … Continue reading

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