Tag Archives: the Word of God

At Work in You

The gospel found severe opposition at Thessalonica. After Paul proclaimed the good news there and presented the evidence that Jesus was the Christ, though persuading some of the Jews and a “great many of the devout Greeks”, the Jewish religious … Continue reading

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Seeing How We Hear

As I hover over this six word command to obey, it impresses me as being a pretty weighty charge by Jesus to His disciples. Foundational for their growth as followers of Christ. Insightful as to a spiritual dynamic that dictates … Continue reading

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His Word, His Steadfast Love

“Oops!” I think to myself, “colored that wrong.” Working my way through another stanza of Psalm 119 this morning which means I’m picking up my orange colored pencil (orange pencil crayon for my Canadian brothers and sisters) frequently as I … 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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A Song for Every Season

Assuming it was David who wrote Psalm 119, I wonder what season he may have had in mind when he penned the fifty-forth verse. Did he think to his time as a boy in his father’s house tending sheep while … Continue reading

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Incline My Heart

Hovering over my reading in Psalm 119 this morning, verses 33 thru 40. A number of asks here by the songwriter as he continues his ode to the word of God. Teach me . . . give me understanding . … Continue reading

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Suffering, Supplication, and Scripture

The songwriter had “chosen the way of faithfulness” (Ps. 119:30). He had opted for “the way of truth” (CSB, NKJV). Looked at his options and picked the path of fidelity to His God. Opted for “the true road to Somewhere” … Continue reading

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What They Needed the Most

No matter how you might want to define “success,” the apostles’ first solo preaching tour was a success (Mark 6:7-13). Two by two, they went with power, Jesus having granted them authority over unclean spirits. They went by faith, taking … Continue reading

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The Ask of a Cast Down Soul

The songwriter pants for flowing streams of fresh water. Instead, salty tears are his food day and night. He longs for the days of yesterday when he often got to lead a festive parade up to the house of God … Continue reading

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Stewards of the Secrets of the Kingdom

They were just ordinary men, but they followed an extraordinary Teacher. Just regular guys from various walks of life, but increasingly coming to realize that their Master was the Son of God, the Author of life. Yup, they were just … Continue reading

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