Tag Archives: King Jesus

Israel’s Real First King?

Realized for the first time ever that, at least technically, Saul wasn’t the first king of Israel. It was a guy named Abimelech. And all the leaders of Shechem came together, and all Beth-millo, and they went and made Abimelech … Continue reading

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A Drama in the Desert

A dry and weary land where there is no water. The soul thirsting. The flesh fainting. The weary wilderness wanderer earnestly seeking. Part of the normative landscape for the God-follower? Evidently. That is, if Psalm 63 was written for the … Continue reading

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All His Story

I guess I could start my yearly reading plan in December rather than January. That is if I wanted to be reading the story of Jesus birth in the month when we focus on celebrating His birth. But this morning, … Continue reading

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A King and A Kingdom

Turned the corner and headed down the homestretch of my reading plan this morning. Started in on the minor prophets and Revelation which, along with the rest of Job and the culmination of John’s gospel with the finished work and … Continue reading

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The Cost of Christ as King

Seeing is believing. And many, when they saw Lazarus walk out of the tomb — grave clothes and all, having been buried for four days — “believed in Him” (Jn. 11:45). They believed in Jesus. They believed that this Raiser-From-The-Dead … Continue reading

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The Stability of Your Times

Hovering over three verses from my reading in Isaiah this morning. “Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, . . . He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of your times, abundance of … Continue reading

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The King Who Loves the Church

Hovering over Esther 2 this morning and my mind goes down the path of Esther as a type, or a foreshadowing, of the church. . . . the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace … Continue reading

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Distressed, In Debt, Discontent, Oh My!

He was the man who would be king but, for now, was a fugitive. The man who had been promised the throne, but who now set up court in a cave. And from there he would build his army. We … Continue reading

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A Pleasing Theme

I’ve heard stories of songs that have come to composers almost instantly. An idea is seeded, an inspiration blooms, and, before you know it, a song is written. Verses and choruses emerging from nothing in just a very short time. … Continue reading

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Caught Up, Come Down

Reading in Revelation 12 this morning. A lot going on. Great signs in heaven. An impressive looking woman juxtaposed against a hideous looking dragon. War in heaven. The archangel, Michael, and his angels versus the deceiver of the world, that … Continue reading

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