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The King’s Desire

It is an irrepressible song for a king. Lyrics that cannot be contained. Sourced in an overflowing heart, the songwriter’s tongue “like the pen of a ready scribe” (Ps. 45:1). This king is “the most handsome of the sons of … Continue reading

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Be Perfect. Really?

It’s a verse that, at first read, I’d just as soon skip over. Mark it “not applicable.” After all everyone knows nobody’s perfect. Jesus is setting the bar pretty high in His Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:21-47). Angry with … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Hate

I once heard it said that the opposite of love isn’t necessarily hate as much as it is indifference or apathy. The argument being along the lines that if a father saw their child in imminent danger and, though not … Continue reading

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Seeing Will Be Becoming

This morning I’m reading in 1 John of a purifying hope (1Jn. 3:3). An anticipation of there and then which has a way of working in us a sanctification here and now. Becoming more like Him because we believe we’re … Continue reading

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Done Deal But Not Done Dealing

Ours is a faith of holy tensions. Many of our foundations and principles for navigating life as Christians are not just either/or, but rather both/and. For example, God is sovereign and we have free will. Jesus will build His church … Continue reading

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Just Like Jesus

Encountered in Genesis. Part of a prophetic utterance in the Psalms. Explained in Hebrews. That’s Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God. And bottom line for me this morning, he’s just like Jesus. He is first, by … Continue reading

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Better Things

The writer to the Hebrews wanted to move on. Though he fought for the faith of these wavering Jewish believers, he wasn’t content to let them keep spinning their wheels on the basics. Kind of akin to Elijah, in essence … Continue reading

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