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Rightness vs. Righteousness

As I hover over Romans 1:16-17 this morning the words of Jesus come to mind: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one … Continue reading

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What the Lord Has Separated Let No One Join Together

Working my way through a catalog of commandments in Leviticus this morning (Lev. 18-20). Most make sense to this 21st century mind, others not so much. But what is clear is that the reason for the LORD laying out all … Continue reading

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Passing Away

The verses pop this morning. Maybe not surprising given it’s the eve of an election that I can’t imagine anyone — not even the most politically disinterested — not having their eye upon. Beyond the “who wins” there’s so much … Continue reading

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A Foreign Residence

Had another conversation the other day with someone longing to just get back to “normal.” But, I countered, what if this is normal? This season, this insanity, this instability, masks on, six feet apart — what if this is normal? … Continue reading

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No Inheritance

They were already part of a misfit nation. A people within a people that was trying to find a place among other people who didn’t want them in their midst. To just be an Israelite was to paddle upstream against … Continue reading

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But I Say to You . . .

Although we would probably never think of it this way, I’m wondering if most of us don’t have at least a few passages of Scripture that, if we don’t out and out ignore them, we at the least brush past … Continue reading

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A Staff of Reed

I was taught as a young believer, and have believed ever since, that in the Scriptures ancient Egypt is a type of the world. That this land of great power is but a land of slavery and bondage. That though … Continue reading

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Right Love. Wrong Object.

When I read in the morning I always have my computer on and my online Bible program up on the screen. I can quickly do any cross-reference work that might be helpful to answer some question that comes to mind … Continue reading

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Ponder the Way

It’s a sanctification song. A song that aspires to holiness. David’s desire for personal holiness. And, David’s determination to do everything he can do to promote holiness within his kingdom. It’s a song born of a longing to model steadfast … Continue reading

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Another “Me Too!”

I don’t hear a lot about it in the news these days, but I’m thinking the #MeToo movement continues to make a much needed difference in how casual our culture has become with sexual harassment and how pervasive the reality … Continue reading

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