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The Power of Promise

Finished Genesis this morning. Found myself trying to do the math. Trying to piece together how many years between Abraham receiving the promise of land when he was 75 years old (Gen. 12:3), and when his grandson, Jacob, dies at … Continue reading

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Standing Firm in Simple Truth

Hovering over the familiar this morning. Chewing on stuff that’s been chewed on before. Sometimes you just need to pause and reaffirm that which has been reaffirmed again and again. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we … Continue reading

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He Will Restore

The thing about a global pandemic is that everyone in some way has been impacted. Everyone, to greater or lesser extents, has suffered some level of loss. Maybe that’s why this promise so easily transcends the context of Joel’s specific … 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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Barren Beginnings

Barren. She was barren. Infertile. Sterile. Unable to bear children (Judges 13:2). And she lived in a land that was barren. Among a people in rebellion to the LORD who had brought them into a land of promise and potential, … Continue reading

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Paradise

It would have been cruel if not true. The worst thing that could have been spoken if, in fact, it wasn’t the best. Only adding to the suffering, if it had no substance. And he said, “Jesus, remember me when … Continue reading

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Better Priest. Better Hope. Better Promise.

You can’t blame the Hebrews who had doubts from having doubts. It’s understandable that some might be second guessing themselves. After all, it’s not like they were following popular opinion. Not as if they were staying within the theological camp … Continue reading

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Christ In You

Paul says it’s “the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to the saints” (Col. 1:26). A secret thing of the Divine not readily available to the cognitive capabilities or the innate understanding of men and women. It’s … Continue reading

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A Good Ask

Wasn’t really a genie-in-the-bottle-granting-any-three-wishes thing, but you gotta admit, it was kind of close. At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1Kings 3:5 ESV) Ask, says … Continue reading

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Hope for the Future

Don’t know exactly the nature of the trouble the songwriter was experiencing which inspired him to pen Psalm 42, but you sense it was trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with D, and that stands for despair. Relentless, … Continue reading

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