Tag Archives: God’s protection

Surrounded

During this month, I’ve had a couple of opportunities to hang out with a bunch of pastors. None were flashy leaders of mega-churches. Instead, all were faithful shepherds of modest flocks. Most I had never met until having the privilege … Continue reading

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Jehovah Shimmur

This morning I’m chewing on a nine-word phrase which caught my eye as I was reading in Exodus 12. Nine words which I underlined in navy blue because it’s an observation about God. An observation that He is Jehovah Shimmur. … Continue reading

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Being Kept, Being Sanctified

Soon they would be soloing. Their three-year apprenticeship would give way to their life’s calling. But the world had changed a lot over the three years since they first met Jesus. Actually, it wasn’t the world that had changed, it … Continue reading

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The Days When God Watched Over Me

We’re meant to identify with Job. While the degree of our sufferings might not approach his, our suffering is still our suffering. And we especially connect with Job when we don’t know the why’s or wherefore’s of what we’re going … Continue reading

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He is Able

Started in on Jude a couple of mornings ago in wonder that I was a kept man for Jesus (Jude 1:1b). Redeemed not only from my sin, but to Himself, “that where I am you may be also” (Jn. 14:3). … 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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My Good or His Glory? Yes!

Psalm 83 tickled my “taste buds” this morning. First time, as near as I can remember or tell from my journal, that I’ve paused to reflect on this psalm. Not surprised that I’ve never paused here before. It doesn’t really … 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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In Whom I Take Refuge

Mulling over Psalm 18 this morning. A song of David. A song of victory. The words of the song addressed to the LORD on the day the LORD rescued David from the hand of all his enemies. Seems to me … Continue reading

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An Egyptian Servant, A Hebrew King

They couldn’t have been any more different. First, she’s a her and he’s a him. Furthermore, she was an Egyptian. He was a Hebrew. And she was bottom of the food chain, a servant of Abraham and his wife, Sarah. … Continue reading

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