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Embracing Righteous Living

Things don’t always go according to plan, but that doesn’t invalidate the plan. Stuff may not work as it should, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know how it’s supposed to work. And, while things may not be going according … 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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The Pursuit and The Promise

Hovering over Proverbs 2 this morning. Almost overwhelmed with the sense that we need to desperately pursue the word of God if we are going to have any chance of walking in this world with our witness in tact. What’s … Continue reading

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What Didn’t Change?

Went back and read last year’s thoughts as I noodled on the story of the kid king, Joash, in 2Chronicles. And while I think I still agree with me on the importance of having Uncle J.s in our lives, I’m … Continue reading

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An Inferior Brand of Righteousness

If anyone had a legitimate reason to boast in their own righteousness, Paul says, it was him. And I think he was right. I don’t think he was blinded by pride, but provided a realistic assessment of pedigree. When he … Continue reading

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Created After the Likeness of God

I pause this morning and consider how emphatic Paul is in exhorting the Ephesians: Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. (Ephesians … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I don’t know if I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by the combination of my morning readings as I am this morning. Waves rolled over me as I read Isaiah 56 thru 58. The prophet trying to connect the hardship of … Continue reading

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The Righteous Word

Been involved in a number of conversations over the past several days on what’s happening in our land. And I don’t think they’re fueled just by media coverage and news cycles. I do think there’s a stirring in our hearts … Continue reading

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Working the Muscle

Finishing up Romans 6 this morning. Chewing on Paul’s pressing exhortation to stop presenting our “members as slaves to impurity” but instead, presenting them “as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification” (Rom. 6:19). To which I whisper to myself, “Yes … Continue reading

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Considering a Conversation with the Felixes

For two years Felix often sent for Paul to talk with him. Not because he was seeking the truth, but because he was hoping for a bribe (Acts 24:26-27). And I imagine the repeated conversations weren’t a lot unlike that … Continue reading

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