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My Tribe

Continuing to read in Joshua. Continuing to think about the Levites. Yesterday, I wondered what it was like to watch the other tribes be allotted their inheritance in the promised land and for your tribe’s name never to come up … Continue reading

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The Generation to Which We Belong

They are the trifecta of the Psalms. Three grand songs, back to back to back, that put on display the multi-faceted glory of our Savior. He is the suffering Savior of Psalm 22. The Shepherd Savior of Psalm 23. And … Continue reading

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One From Beyond

Law of first mention kicked in this morning. Something I was taught early on as a Christian. Take note of the first mention of things in the Bible, as it might be instructive. And, to my recollection, I don’t think … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Identity

It was the last thing they expected. In a journey of many unexpected turns, they didn’t see this turn coming. In three years of seeing innumerable signs and wonders performed, they could never have conceived witnessing this. With every paradigm … Continue reading

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To Bear Fruit

Jesus interpreted the news for them. That incident where Pilate decided to shed the blood of those not so innocent Galileans who had come to shed the blood of their innocent sacrifices in Jerusalem? Don’t think it was God’s divine … Continue reading

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The Epaphras Prayer

Pray for me. Who doesn’t need to speak those words? But with everything else which seemingly is in more urgent need of divine intervention, often we’re reluctant to ask that we be put on “the list.” And if we were … Continue reading

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We Are the Circumcision

The measure of a king in the Old Testament was who they worshiped. The measure of a saint in the New Testament is how they worship. That’s what I’m picking up from what’s being laid down in my readings this … Continue reading

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The Company We’ll Keep

Spend some time thinking about them, even just a bit, and you can’t help but getting frustrated. Their insincerity, their duplicity, their hypocrisy . . . it’s enough to drive you nuts! The chief priests and elders came to Jesus … Continue reading

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What Makes Us Distinct

One of a kind. Special. Unique. Unlike anyone else. Guys like Ripley and Guinness have made a living off of it. Nothing like a world record to set someone apart. And who can’t help but feel like a one-of-a-kind if … Continue reading

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The Sign of Sanctification

It wasn’t commanded because God knew that their dust based frame needed regular downtime if it was going to function at maximum efficiency. Though it was founded as an indicator of a work finished and complete, its intent was more … Continue reading

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