Tag Archives: the presence of God

Sinai is in the Sanctuary

Hovering over Psalm 68 this morning. A psalm of David. A song of victory. A song of a God who will arise to deliver His people. The “Father of the fatherless” and the “Protector of widows” (v.5), the God David … Continue reading

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My Right Hand, His Right Hand

We know it’s a Messianic psalm, a song about the Christ. Though words were put to music by David at a certain time for a specific reason, God breathed out the lyrics, conceived before the foundation of the earth, through … Continue reading

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Authority and Peace

Authority. That’s the word that caught my attention this morning — I’m guessing, prompted by the Spirit who is the One who illuminates God’s word. And, in kind of a circuitous route, found that authority and peace can be closely … Continue reading

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Pressures, Prayer, Promises, and Presence

For me, Psalm 119 is the psalm of psalms. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Like all of Scripture, knit together through the pen of the songwriter by the inspiration of the Spirit. Yet, this song is different. While, overall it has … Continue reading

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The LORD Is There

Maybe 2020 will be the year. The year I dig deeper into Ezekiel. Wrapped up the book in this morning’s reading. A lot of it I think I get. A lot of it, not so much. The apocalyptic unveiling of … 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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Direct Your Heart

The crazy cycle of the judges continues in 1Samuel. Israel had again hit rock bottom. Having been handily defeated by the Philistines in a war undertaken in their own strength, the people of God saw the ark lost and the … Continue reading

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Job and Jesus

Back in routine (sort of) after spending the latter part of last week back in B.C. with my grandkids (their parents were there too . . . I think). And, this morning, I’m partaking of Job and Jesus. I’m keenly … Continue reading

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Dress Up and Draw Near

He was a ruler over all the land. They were just servants in the tabernacle. His wealth was beyond counting, and his home was a great house. They were given some fields to tend and had some livestock to raise, … Continue reading

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Who Am I

Talk about being at the top of your game. Of having achieved. You’re looking down from the top rung of the ladder. You’ve won the Oscar, you’re holding up the Lombardi trophy, you’re sipping out of the Stanley Cup. It … Continue reading

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