Tag Archives: the love of God

That Brother

It’s a command to obey. A long, protracted, extensively argued, command to obey. And honestly, the more you chew on 1John 4:7-21, the less wiggle room there is to let yourself off the hook and just “mostly obey.” Beloved, let … Continue reading

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The Compassion of Christ

He knew it would blow His cover. After all, He knew everything. He knew that healing this leper would change the very nature of His ministry–that He would no longer be able to “openly enter a town” but would have … Continue reading

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Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God, His handiwork making known His magnificent artistry to the senses (v.1). While His perfect law is able to dive deep below the surface and revive even the soul (v.7a). Every sunrise, every sunset, … Continue reading

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Remaining Steadfast and Loving Him

Chewing on steadfastness this morning thanks to James. To remain, to persevere, to endure–something to be desired, if even at great cost. That’s why James says we should “count it all joy” when we encounter “trials of various kinds.” . … Continue reading

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Love Incorruptible

The danger has always been that we see the characteristics of salvation more as qualifications for salvation. That we view facets of the gift as requirements we need to fulfill in order to realize the gift. That what was intended … Continue reading

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Cause or Effect? Yes!

The love of God . . . that’s what I’m noodling on this morning. Continuing my reading in John 16 as Jesus prepares His disciples for the worst night of their lives and the best day to follow. And in … Continue reading

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Abide in My Love

Said to them, but written for us. They were the actual recipients of Jesus’ words, but what was true concerning the disciples is also true of us. And it’s the stuff that makes for a full meal. And yet, it’s … Continue reading

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