Tag Archives: God’s promises

Who Am I?

It was a king’s question. But it could be, and should be, a question that finds its way seeping from my heart on a regular basis. Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am … Continue reading

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He Steadies the Pillars

It’s a song about judgment. A set time appointed by God when He will “judge with equity.” A time when “a cup with foaming wine” is poured out and the wicked of the earth “shall drain it down to the … Continue reading

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The Power of Promise

Finished Genesis this morning. Found myself trying to do the math. Trying to piece together how many years between Abraham receiving the promise of land when he was 75 years old (Gen. 12:3), and when his grandson, Jacob, dies at … 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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Careworn but Confident

I don’t know about you, but these days I awake most mornings with a certain level of burden. Sometimes I can identify specific issues and situations which contribute to the weight on my chest I feel even before I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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For We Know

For many of us, uncertainty adds points to the stress chart. Oh, we know that no day dawns with any guarantees, but we’re most comfortable when this dawn breaks with expectations that the day ahead of us will be much … Continue reading

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Joseph and Jesus

This morning I am hovering over the very familiar tales of Joseph and his various captivities (Genesis 37, 39-40). They begin with Joseph being thrown into a pit by his brothers — Joseph soon to be the subject of a … Continue reading

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The Ladder and The Promise

Bottom line? Jacob didn’t deserve a ladder. When all was said and done, he should have been done. Extorted his brother’s birthright for some food. Deceived his father when the old man was blind and vulnerable. And, the huckster managed … Continue reading

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As He Had Said . . . As He Had Promised

Chewing on a pretty straight forward statement of fact in Genesis from long ago which, it seems to me, has some pretty far reaching implications for doing life here today. The LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the … Continue reading

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What He Has Purposed

Honestly, I can’t imagine what Jerusalem looked like after the Babylonians had ransacked her. After they had entered her and burned down “every great house,” including “the house of the LORD” (Jer. 52:13). After they broke in pieces the massive … Continue reading

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