Tag Archives: sanctification

To Be or Not To Believe?

You can’t have one without the other. Professing to know God without living for God are mutually exclusive (Tit. 1:16). To really believe is to be mindful of how you actually behave. No sense claiming to embrace a systematic theology … Continue reading

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Going and Coming

For all they knew, it could have been a fool’s errand. They had come to the merciful Master for healing and now He tells them to go to the hard-hearted clerics for inspection. No touch of His hand. No declaration … Continue reading

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Righteous Swordsmen

Everything within David wanted to get into a shouting match. Insult me? I’ll insult you more! Slander me? I’ll show you what trash talking is all about! But though that was David’s natural propensity, his prayer in Psalm 141 asks … Continue reading

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In It Together

Chewing on 2Corinthians 7 this morning. And trying to imagine it playing out in our modern context. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what … Continue reading

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Another Metamorphosis Dynamic

Metamorphosis. To change form. To transform. Looks like the root Greek word for metamorphosis is found four times in the New Testament. Twice the word is used to describe Jesus’ transfiguration on the mount, when He changed form physically as … Continue reading

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Subdued, Divided, But Not Settled

Continuing to read in Joshua . . . the less exciting part . . . the mapping out the land part. The big battles are done. For the most part the desert wanderers delivered from Egyptian bondage have moved in. … Continue reading

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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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