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Two Prophetic Words

Two prophetic words rattling around in my head this morning. The first the dying words of a patriarch, the second the desperate words of a king. The first enveloped with an anticipation of glory, the second enduring the agony of … Continue reading

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A Common Denominator

The impact of the contrast never fades. The wonder at reading the two put side by side and beheld in but one Person is jaw-dropping, again. No wonder everything in heaven goes facedown as they behold the Lion and the … Continue reading

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Always the Lamb

I think I’ve always had a bit of resistance to leaving baby Jesus in the manger at Christmas. That, for some reason, I’ve needed to remind myself that the idyllic scene I love to imagine through the various nativity displays … Continue reading

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A Lion

Again, it’s repetition in Jeremiah that’s caused me to pause and reflect this morning. Something said of God’s judgment of Babylon in this morning’s reading that was also declared concerning His judgment of Edom in yesterday’s reading. And it’s got … Continue reading

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Because of The Touch

You’d think that paying the price for another would come with a bit of honor. That laying down your life for someone else’s sin would demand a bit of dignity when disposing of the body. But as I hover over … Continue reading

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Behold the Lamb . . . Forever!

I’m reading the second to last chapter in the Bible this morning. The end of the story, the beginning of eternity. And what strikes me is the number of times John, in his prophetic heavenly vision, refers to “the Lamb.” … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Enough

Give them blood, he thought, and that should appease them. A good beating, flayed so they can see muscle. Surely that would satisfy their illogical, unjustifiable animosity. And then add some mockery for good measure. Thinks He’s a king? Then … Continue reading

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To What Lengths Would God Go?

There’s an irony in Jonah that has a way of making me smile. For example, Jonah self-identifies as a “a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven” (1:9). Yet, when told by the God of heaven he … Continue reading

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On Earth as in Heaven

Bildad done good . . . though he didn’t even realize it. Asking the right questions is a big part of getting to the right answers. And Bildad asks a good one, in fact, he asks two real good ones. … Continue reading

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The Hit

It’s not like they had never thought of it before. Not even like they had never even tried to do it before. But now their determination was formalized. Now it went from what had been at best spontaneous reactions of … Continue reading

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