Tag Archives: obedience

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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Keep Me from Foolishness

It was the pragmatic thing to do. Given the situation, it was the best way forward. There was an enemy army at hand. There was a battle to be fought. And his army was becoming increasingly agitated by waiting to … Continue reading

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Offering and Obedience

Hovering over a couple of verses in the last part of Romans 15 this morning. Coming to terms with some terms of salvation. But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of … Continue reading

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The Abundance of All Things

Deuteronomy 28 can be kind of a chilling chapter. Twelve verses of blessings followed by forty-six verses of curses. Faithful obedience resulting in reward. Persistent, rebellious disobedience bringing utter destruction. And, as I’m hovering over it this morning, I spy … Continue reading

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Sitting Down on the Inside (2013 Rerun)

Hovering over the last part of Romans 6 this morning and the thought of being “slaves of righteousness.” Sounds like a lot of work. Gonna take a lot of effort. But found the following from my 2013 musings and was … Continue reading

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Materials and Tools

Every believer is a builder. Every convert, recruited into construction. Every saint, a sub-contractor. “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the … Continue reading

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By This We Know

I do wonder sometimes if over decades of a “seeker-friendly” approach to the gospel we have put too much stock in the profession of faith rather than in the possession of the evidences of faith. That when we ask for … Continue reading

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Abide and Obey

Short thought this morning. Something out of 1 John. Not overly complicated but a source of great confidence. A to do which, John says, will have a directly connect “to be.” A purposeful pursuit which will have a practical payout. … Continue reading

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Another Thing I Can Know

Yesterday, reading John’s gospel, I was reminded that, while there are many things I don’t know when it comes to the things of God, one thing I do know is that while I was once blind now I see. But … Continue reading

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In His Confidence, In Context

I look back in my journal and note that it’s the same verse in this day’s reading plan that’s arrested my attention for the past three years. I go back and read my entries from 2018, 2019, and 2020 — … Continue reading

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