Tag Archives: God’s sovereignty

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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An Ordinary Utensil, A Chosen Instrument

“Vessels of mercy.” That’s the blip that shone brightest on my radar after this morning’s readings. A vessel. Literally a household utensil. Ordinary, domestic gear. Nothing special. Nothing that’s going to set you apart. Just stuff. But when that vessel … Continue reading

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One Man’s Bonds, Another Man’s Refuge

Rage. Is that a way to describe, at least in part, what my friend calls our “cultural moment”? Tumult. Commotion. Anger. In an uproar. How well does that describe the lack of civility, the willingness to confront, and the quickness … Continue reading

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The LORD of Hosts Has Purposed

Before we take on another book of the Bible in September, we’re doing a mini-series at church, “Lessons Learned During Shelter in Place.” We’re two weeks into considering four lessons learned: Change is Hard; The Flesh is Real; Unity is … Continue reading

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The God of Heaven

Okay, not sure how this thought’s going to play out. More noodling than concluding. But need to work through an observation that keeps getting observed over the past few days through my reading plan. So, what am I chewing on … Continue reading

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Lead Me to the Rock

It’s a little after 4:30 a.m. and I have been awake for way too long, already. Trouble sleeping. Because of all that’s going on? Or, because of that burger I shouldn’t have eaten? Not sure. But for the past hour … 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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Actions and Attributes

Kind of a mash-up this morning. Two very different readings coming together to help make some sense of what, on the surface, makes no sense. Not overly concerned about the context of the Word, but comforted this morning by its … 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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Not Firm in Faith, Not Firm at All

Isaiah’s prophetic word was spoken to a king, but it was recorded for us. While his words had specific context for his day, they have great application beyond his era. Though the circumstance may have been specific, his counsel transcends … Continue reading

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