Tag Archives: the fear of God

The God of the Land

In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. … Continue reading

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Free Utterance

Reading in Job 10 this morning and wondering if I didn’t just observe the point where Job, had he thought to look back over his shoulder, would have seen the line he had crossed. The loss is unfathomable. The physical … Continue reading

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Not a Dumb Bird

I’m two chapters into God’s Twenty Questions session with Job (actually, I have no idea how many questions God has peppered Job with over these 70+ verses — but it’s a lot). But I think there’s only a couple of … Continue reading

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Stir It Up

It’s one of those verses in Scripture that, for me, spikes the awe-o-meter. But not because it’s reveals explicitly the glory of God, or describes directly the nature of His holy character, or chronicles thoroughly the mighty work of His … Continue reading

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A Change of Heart

Talk about your seismic shift in attitude! Three chapters ago the people of Israel were throwing a bit of gold into a fire to make inanimate gods who they somehow thought could lead them. Now, in Exodus 35, they are … Continue reading

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A Formula for Flourishing

Throughout the book of Acts you find church “report cards.” Brief summaries of how the body of believers in Christ, born of the gospel, was growing and advancing as the Word was preached and the disciples testified of a new … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts from the Past on Losing Focus

It’s the fourth year in a row where what I’ve read in Job on this day in my reading plan has been the thing that’s lingered afterward. The taste from my samplings in both the Old Testament and New Testament … Continue reading

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Such A Heart As This

Before they went forward, they needed to look back. Before they were to proceed, God told Moses they needed to be prepared. Entering the land of promise would come with challenges. Foreign people would come with foreign gods. Pagan people … Continue reading

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The Heart of God

I’m sure there must be other places where God speaks with such longing, but I can’t think of any right now. And, it occurs to me, my first thoughts of God tend not to be of what He passionately desires … Continue reading

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The Terror and The Touch

If the New Testament had already been written and he had already read it, maybe at that moment Peter was thinking, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). Or perhaps verses … Continue reading

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