Tag Archives: God’s plans

God’s Plans; May 19, 2022


Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” The following two years of imprisonment in Caesarea were doubtless not … Continue reading

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Expectations; May 14, 2022


Luke 24:20-21 “The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.” We can be blinded by all … Continue reading

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Gratitude; May 5, 2022


Jeremiah 29:7 “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Two things here. One is that, as … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; April 26, 2022


Isaiah 49:20 “The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’” We only see the surface of what’s going on. During the centuries … Continue reading

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Knowledge; March 7, 2022


Job 11:7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God?Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” Zophar is now the third of Job’s friends to speak, but he too speaks only rhetorical questions, platitudes, and truisms, all couched in terms … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance; December 26, 2021


Matthew 2:12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. This whole story is so extremely familiar that it’s hard to read it with any degree of … Continue reading

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Sorrow to Joy; November 30, 2021


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. This … Continue reading

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Faith; November 23, 2021


2 Chronicles 20:20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will … Continue reading

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World Missions; November 19, 2021


1 Chronicles 16:23-24 Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. We often overlook, or even forget, how remarkably unified the Bible is. … Continue reading

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Context; August 23, 2021


Luke 5:5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” This wasn’t Peter’s first encounter with Jesus. John records the first time, when Peter’s brother … Continue reading

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