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Anxiety Pride

Ask most of us what the opposite of humility is and we’d come up with pride. Ask us how pride manifests itself and the things that probably come to mind are: boasting; self exaltation; arrogance; thinking of myself more highly … Continue reading

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Beware Even of Spiritual Success

I’m chewing on King Hezekiah’s story in 2Chronicles this morning (ch. 29 – 32). He had a good run. Twenty-nine years on the throne and a lot to show for it. He oversaw a deep cleanse of the temple. He … Continue reading

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From Super Power to Separated House

Chewing on King Uzziah’s story this morning in 2 Chronicles 26. Sixteen years old when he took the throne. Fifty-two years at the top of the food chain. Started well. Ended . . . well, not so well. Taking note, … Continue reading

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Not Enough Room in the Mirror

This morning I saw the effects of “the pride of Moab” played out in the elite of Jerusalem. Jeremiah 48 records the words of the LORD as they concern the people of Moab. Not very good words. Words of judgment. … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing (a 2013 rerun)

Reading in 2Chronicles again this morning.  Hovering over the account of King Asa’s reign and thinking again of how easy it seems to be for those who start well to not finish so well.  That seeking the LORD now doesn’t … Continue reading

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Clouding the Spiritual Mind

Another kid king. Takes the throne at 16 years of age . . . rules until he’s 68. But another king who starts well and ends not so well. Another king tripped up by his success. Another king bounced because … Continue reading

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