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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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Collateral Damage of Obedience

Okay, if I’m doing the math correctly, with today’s price for silver the gig paid each “mighty man of valor” from Israel about 27 bucks. I don’t know if that’s a “fair wage” for a mercenary or not, but I’m … Continue reading

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He Will Surely Do It

If I’m parsing it up right, my last reading in 1Thessalonians starts with sixteen charges to this body of believers. Sure, a couple of them are more along the line of “asks”, but the clear majority are commands and imperatives. … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Courageous and Do It

When Moses spoke the words to the Israelites, they were about to enter into a land of promise in which they would have to dispossess those who already possessed it (Deut. 31:6). When he spoke the words to Joshua (Deut. … Continue reading

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An Either/Or Thing

I read the words of the old songwriter and it brings to mind the words of the old preacher. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep Your word. ~ The Psalmist (Psalm 119:101 ESV) … Continue reading

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Sovereign God, Freewill Faith

Evidently, while pretty good at a serving up prophecy, Elijah wasn’t much when it came to preparing a meal. And though they were both considered unclean, they could cook. And the word of the LORD came to [Elijah]: “Depart from … Continue reading

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Imitators Out of Reverence

Hovering over the first twenty-one verses of Ephesians 5 this morning. There’s a lot of to do’s and to don’t’s here. Ways to behave which are “proper among saints” (5:3), and behaviors more consistent with the “sons of disobedience” (5:6). … Continue reading

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Blessed Are Those . . .

Started in on Psalm 119. These twenty-two readings in Psalm 119 are among the highlights of my annual reading plan. Twenty-two stanzas of eight verses each. Each line of each stanza beginning with the same letter of the twenty-two letter … Continue reading

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The Yoked-to-Provoked Connection

Hovering over Psalm 106 this morning and a well known quote comes to mind from Ralph Waldo Emerson (technically, a well known quote comes to mind and I have to Google it to find it was by Emerson). “Sow a … Continue reading

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Obedient from the Heart

I think most of the guys in our mid-week bible study are starting to get a crick in their neck. Not from staring into their webcams during our Zoom gathering but from looking up at the bar being set by … Continue reading

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