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Deal Bountifully, Open My Eyes, Hold My Hand

I think I’ve really believed it for some time now. But as I hover over it afresh this morning, I believe it more now than I’ve ever believed it. Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep … Continue reading

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A Heart to Understand, Eyes to See, and Ears to Hear

You think it would have been easy for them to get it. After all, they had walked out Egypt, walked through the Red Sea, and made it through the desert. They had seen the plagues, been overshadowed by the cloud … Continue reading

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Illumination not Confirmation

It’s not what he taught that choked them, but all who had listened. The synagogue leaders didn’t object to Paul’s teaching after that first Sabbath when he proclaimed Jesus as the Savior promised through the line of David. They didn’t … Continue reading

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Heartburn

They didn’t see that coming. Lots to talk through and try to process as they headed down the road to Emmaus. They had gone to Jerusalem for an annual feast and were returning home having witnessed an unjust execution. They … Continue reading

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At Work in You

The gospel found severe opposition at Thessalonica. After Paul proclaimed the good news there and presented the evidence that Jesus was the Christ, though persuading some of the Jews and a “great many of the devout Greeks”, the Jewish religious … Continue reading

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Incline My Heart

Hovering over my reading in Psalm 119 this morning, verses 33 thru 40. A number of asks here by the songwriter as he continues his ode to the word of God. Teach me . . . give me understanding . … Continue reading

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In Plain Language

Jesus laid a lot on the disciples that last night after supper. “Let not your hearts be troubled,” He said to them (Jn. 14:1), knowing that over the next several hours troubling turns of events would pile one upon another … Continue reading

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In His Confidence

Something I read in Proverbs this morning has me thinking about the multifaceted nature of the believer’s relationship with the God of heaven and earth. Multifaceted. I so like that word. Many sided. As in a cut gem. Each face … Continue reading

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A Heart & Soul Level

To own a bible is a gift you can give yourself. But to have your bible own you, well, that’s a supernatural blessing that comes only through the goodness and grace of God. Overwhelmed a bit this morning as I … Continue reading

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A Good Ask

Wasn’t really a genie-in-the-bottle-granting-any-three-wishes thing, but you gotta admit, it was kind of close. At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1Kings 3:5 ESV) Ask, says … Continue reading

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