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Who Am I?

It was a king’s question. But it could be, and should be, a question that finds its way seeping from my heart on a regular basis. Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am … Continue reading

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If It Had Not Been . . .

Some readings in my reading plan seem new every year. Sometimes because there’s a hidden detail never seen, or unfathomed depths yet to plumb, or, as often is the case, a brain defect that somehow minimizes memory. And then, there … Continue reading

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Still In the Game

There’s an advantage, in a sense, of having legalistic tendencies. By seeing all the stuff that shouldn’t be, you appreciate more the grace of God that is. Case in point? The opening verses of 1Kings 3. Solomon made a marriage … Continue reading

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Names in a Book

And a new year begins. Sure, it’s a few days early, but somehow getting a jumpstart on 2021 seems appropriate. Something about diving into Genesis, Matthew, Acts, and the Psalms that explodes with new beginnings. There’s the beginning of all … Continue reading

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They Walked Too

Hovering over the opening verses of John 8 this morning. You know, the ones marked with the note that says “The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53 – 8:11.” Never really sure what to do with that. A. Skip them? … Continue reading

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The King Who Loves the Church

Hovering over Esther 2 this morning and my mind goes down the path of Esther as a type, or a foreshadowing, of the church. . . . the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace … Continue reading

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Seeking the Seeker

They were both seeking that day. One, desperately. While the other, however, was just “passing through.” The desperate one could barely see above the crowd for he was “small in stature.” But the Other saw everyone, and everything, clearly — … Continue reading

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His Perfect Patience

Thank God I’m not Jesus. Or I think there may have been fewer synagogues left standing at the end of the day or, at the very least, fewer synagogue rulers. Reading in Luke 13 and, for some reason, I’m particularly … Continue reading

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According to the Riches of His Grace

If there’s anything I should be picking up from what Paul is laying down in the opening verses of Ephesians, it’s that those who are blessed by God should be quick to declare, “Blessed be God!” I never tire of … Continue reading

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The Cross Cancels the Curse

I start reading Psalm 109 and, at first, it has a messianic ring to it. Messianic like Psalm 22 is messianic, the opening verses (v. 1-5) portraying a suffering servant. Wicked and deceitful mouths are speaking lies against the songwriter, … Continue reading

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