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Give Me A Man

If David is a type, or foreshadow of Jesus, then is Goliath a type of Satan? Goliath of Gath — literally, “the splendor” of “the winepress” — was an imposing figure. He stood over 9 feet tall and was massive … Continue reading

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Frustrated, Comforted, Exhilarated

Honestly, as I read this familiar passage again, I wish I could say it is reflective of my distant past rather than all too descriptive of my frustrating present. Again I nod my head, able to relate far more than … Continue reading

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I Am Sorry

Don’t know what David did, but he did. Don’t know if the effects he was suffering were but natural consequences of sinful behavior divinely permitted, or if they were supernatural repercussions divinely inflicted. What is clear is that David saw … 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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Healing the Unhealable

Funny, the places in Scripture that, kind of out of nowhere, overwhelm you. Holy writ accentuated by the Holy Spirit so that it wholly washes over you. Already primed for thanksgiving this morning, but didn’t expect fuel for the fire … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters

To be honest, I’d love to think that in some way–if even just a small, small, way–I deserve the designation. To think that somehow I’ve done my part to merit the honor. To think that, at least to some degree, … Continue reading

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What If He Had Spoken Their Names?

When we think of the crucifixion we tend to think of the “main event”–the hours that Jesus hung upon the cross. That’s more than enough to make us cringe, more than sufficient to bow our heads at the injustice. And … Continue reading

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Abide Always in the Shadow of the Cross

The message of Asaph’s parable seems clear: if we will not remember, then we are bound to rebel. If we will not reflect often on our history, inevitably we will revert back to our folly. To fail to focus continually … Continue reading

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No Angels Required

You gotta love him! One moment he’s sleeping, the next, he’s swinging a sword. Though there’s no doubt his “flesh was weak”, there can equally be no doubt that his “spirit was willing.” Willing to be a lone warrior, he … Continue reading

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A Righteousness Revealed

Reading in Romans this morning and thinking about power. Not just any power, but the power of God. In particular, I’m chewing on the power of God for salvation. Own it or not, we’re all in need of salvation. Whether … Continue reading

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