Tag Archives: humility

Do We Need to Fight?

It was a quick conversation. A passing comment / counter-comment chat in the restroom quickly conducted between washing and drying our hands. Used to be those were light chats about the weather or the local sports team. Now, seems every … Continue reading

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He Regards the Lowly

Whoever the enemies David is referring to were, he was feeling their wrath. Because of them he awoke each morning in the midst of trouble. The opposition seemed relentless. Every day seemed like pushing a rope up a hill. The … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Why

They’re back to back, certainly it’s no accident. You can’t help but think the contrasting facts are intentionally juxtaposed against one another so that we’ll pick up on something that’s being laid down. The what is easy? It’s the why … Continue reading

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A Servant of All

One of the dangers of a daily reading plan, and especially one that has multiple readings in different areas of the Bible, is that the Scriptures get broken into “bit-sized pieces” and thus run the risk of becoming disconnected from … Continue reading

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Do As They Say, Not As They Do

They sat on Moses’ seat, but were not of Moses’ style. They had his chair but not his character. His rank as interpreters of the law, but not his reality as keepers of the law. They were the scribes and … Continue reading

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A Spirit of Gentleness

Read a well-known verse this morning, but honestly, with unexpected consequences. Started to breeze through a familiar “command to obey,” but encountered a living and active sword along the way. One word. That’s all it was, one word. And it … Continue reading

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Anxiety Pride

Ask most of us what the opposite of humility is and we’d come up with pride. Ask us how pride manifests itself and the things that probably come to mind are: boasting; self exaltation; arrogance; thinking of myself more highly … Continue reading

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The Implanted Word

While it’s been freely given to us, we still need to receive it. Though we’ve got it, we still need to do something with it. While it’s true that it came with our being born again, it’s also true that, … Continue reading

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Where God Lives

There are some verses that, no matter how often you read them, just seem to lift you up. Portions of Scripture that kinda’ make you soar. They stretch your imagination . . . humble your spirit . . . comfort … Continue reading

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A Decreasing Ministry

If he had really cared about the ministry he would have done something. He would have seen it was flagging. That the crowds were growing thinner. That his influence was diminishing. And he would have gone back to the drawing … Continue reading

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