Tag Archives: obedience

I Can’t Even Walk . . .

Oh, that it were a “just do it” sort of thing. That obedience was solely a matter of the will. That walking in the way was what you did by default once you set your heart on the way. But … Continue reading

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Pragmatism and Power

Chewing on King Saul this morning. Actually, he’s kind of gnawing on me. First “aha”? Saul reigned as king longer than David did. Unlike my ESV, the CSB translators (along with the NASB and NIV translators) believe there’s a “typo” … Continue reading

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A Good Overwhelming

I don’t know how many times I’ve read this passage, but it’s been many. Not just my annual reading of it, but, because it’s in Romans, encountered frequently over the years, every time I’ve had occasion to study Romans or … Continue reading

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For Your Own Good

Honestly, as I think back over those first years (decades?) of being born again, I wonder how much I thought obedience was just the “price” I had to pay for heaven? That it was the “quid” expectation of my life … Continue reading

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Listen and Do

“Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be My people, and I will be your God, that I may confirm the oath that I swore to your fathers, to give them a land … Continue reading

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The Same Yesterday and Today and Forever

You read it and, while you can’t help but whisper “Amen” ’cause you know it’s true, it does strike you as being kind of out of place. Starting in on the final chapter of the letter to the Hebrews. And, … Continue reading

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A “Both/And” Thing

Ours is a pick and choose culture. Show us the menu and we’ll tell you what we want. Put before us our options and we’ll select those that best suit us. Give us an app and we’ll put in our … Continue reading

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Terms of Salvation

The Bible says he was “a great man”, that he was “a mighty man of valor”. He was the commander of the army of the king of Syria. But for the many battles he had won, there was one in … Continue reading

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Feeding and Faith

Hovering over 1Kings 17 and 18 this morning, and I notice two instances of supernatural feeding and, in a sense, two instances of supernatural faith. And the word of the LORD came to [Elijah]: “Depart from here and turn eastward … Continue reading

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A Child of Promise

Stop it! That’s essentially what Paul is saying to the Galatians, “Stop it!” Stop turning to a “different gospel” (1:6). Stop trying to be justified by works (2:16). Stop trying to perfect in the flesh through works what was begun … Continue reading

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