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Vindication and Trusting

It was certainly a prayer of David’s back then. Is it to be a prayer for today? Chewing on it. Read between the lines in Psalm 26 (vv. 4-5), and it sounds like the accusations were flying against David. He … Continue reading

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Taking Pride = Trusting

At first, this CSB rendering of a well-known ESV verse seems so different. Initially, I’m thinking that the two sets of translators seem to have ended up in very different places. But the more I chew on it this morning, … Continue reading

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No Choice in the Matter

Yesterday I confessed I’m struggling with patience. This morning it’s before me that I’m struggling also with silence, as in the need to be so. Yesterday the story concerned a promised son, this morning it’s about his promised bride. Genesis … Continue reading

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Agree with God

One of the tricky things about reading Job is trying not to snooze when the other guys are speaking. You know, the other guys — the “friends”, the “counselors”, the “comforters” — those who knew a thing or two and … Continue reading

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Entrusting Myself to Him Who Judges Justly

I am wired to be a justifier. Not necessarily a justifier of all things to all people, just a justifier of myself. I don’t think I have to be right all the time–I think I know enough about people in … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Battle

It ain’t no prayer of Jabez (1Chron. 4:10). But it is a prayer. And it is buried in the genealogies that fill the opening chapters of 1 Chronicles. And, while I don’t think I’ll be able to convert it into … Continue reading

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Fret Not Yourself

They are like old friends. Verses that I haven’t read for probably a year. But they were implanted within me as a young believer and have been part of me ever since. While our formal interactions may not be frequent, … Continue reading

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Who Came Up with that Plan?

There’s no way Abraham could have predicted the path when he received the promise. No way he could have imagined how God’s promise of land, seed, and blessing (Gen. 12:1-3) would be realized. It wasn’t to be realized in his … Continue reading

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From Blues to Bounty

The psalm is only six short verses in length. But the distance the song travels, from the first line to the last, is huge. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? . . . I will sing to … Continue reading

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A Faultfinder? Nope!

Most often when a Scripture “speaks to me”, if it’s not of God’s greatness or goodness, it’s a word to me of caution or correction. But this morning, as I continue to hover over God’s One-on-one with Job, I’m encouraged. … Continue reading

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