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Relationship with God; July 24, 2021


Jeremiah 37:3 King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray to the Lord our God for us.” This little detail is both very human … Continue reading

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Response to Crisis; July 11, 2021


Isaiah 37:1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord. King Hezekiah lived in pretty terrible times, but he was definitely one of the better kings of … Continue reading

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Religion as Usual; July 8, 2021


Isaiah 1:13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations– I cannot bear your evil assemblies. This first chapter of Isaiah has a glorious offer of forgiveness and redemption in verse 18 that … Continue reading

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Seeking God; June 16, 2021


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. This Psalm is loaded with familiar, dearly loved passages, many of which have been set to music. However, I think this verse is what … Continue reading

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Receiving and Acting on the Word; April 23, 2018


Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as … Continue reading

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Hearing Ears; February 25, 2018


Ezekiel 3:7 “But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for the whole house of Israel is hardened and obstinate.” It’s hardly very encouraging for God to … Continue reading

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Worship; June 17, 2017


2 Samuel 6:14 David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might. There is a lot to learn from the story of David bringing the Ark of God into Jerusalem, but the particular thing that speaks … Continue reading

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Consistently Seeking God; June 15, 2017


1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?” “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.” Once again we have an example of … Continue reading

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June 29, 2016


Psalm 57:2-3 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness. The last three … Continue reading

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May 30, 2016


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. Right here we have a clear put-down of the practice of “indulgences” that triggered the Protestant Reformation. If a person’s heart is … Continue reading

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