Tag Archives: gratitude

Entitlement; October 18, 2020


Luke 4:28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. This whole story is one I have loved for a long time, particularly where Jesus reads Isaiah 61:1-2 and says He is its fulfillment, but it … Continue reading

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Mad at God; October 14, 2020


Jonah 4:1 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. It strikes me that Jonah is a fairly extreme example of God using imperfect human beings. As is common with us all, Jonah wanted to call the shots, to be … Continue reading

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Gratitude; September 28, 2020


Psalm 103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. This Psalm is a litany of the benefits of following God. I like the way the Japanese puts it here: “Don’t forget a single one of … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 29, 2020


Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. This is a verse we often skip over or ignore. We forget that all the horrible things that were done to Jesus were explicitly part of … Continue reading

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Gratitude; August 17, 2020


Luke 17:14, 19 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” This is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Salvation by Grace; August 1, 2020


Mark 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This is an enormously important statement on the part … Continue reading

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Recognizing God; July 7, 2020


Hosea 11:3 “It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.” This sad commentary is something I’m afraid the Lord has to say about a … Continue reading

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Talking about God; June 30, 2020


Jeremiah 51:10 “The Lord has vindicated us; come, let us tell in Zion what the Lord our God has done.” It is always a good idea to talk about what God has done. It doesn’t have to be something as … Continue reading

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God’s Benefits; June 6, 2020


Psalm 103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. This Psalm is a glorious recitation of the “benefits” mentioned in this verse, and as such is one of David’s finest, and most important, Psalms. The … Continue reading

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Trouble; June 2, 2020


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. The … Continue reading

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