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God’s Plans; October 26, 2022


Isaiah 48:17-18 This is what the Lord says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only … Continue reading

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Prophetic Visions; October 20, 2022


Isaiah 24:14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty. It must be emotionally exhausting to have prophetic visions. From the beginning of this chapter the picture is very bleak. To use … Continue reading

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Enjoying Life; October 17, 2022


Ecclesiastes 11:8 However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless. I find myself very relieved that this is … Continue reading

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Praise and Obedience; September 27, 2022


Psalm 119:108 Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Verse 105 is insightful and has been set to music numbers of times, but this verse strikes me this morning. The word that stands … Continue reading

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Accountability; September 11, 2022


Psalm 94:9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? This supremely logical verse is precisely why many people try to deny the existence of a Creator. They jump through all sorts … Continue reading

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Listening to God; September 6, 2022


Psalm 85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints– but let them not return to folly. This verse starts with an extremely wise position: listening to God. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Values and Priorities; August 11, 2022


Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” This Psalm is special to me because verse six was a favorite of my father and his father before him, verse … Continue reading

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Hearing God; August 5, 2022


Job 33:14 “For God does speak–now one way, now another– though man may not perceive it.” Elihu is something of a mystery because he wasn’t one of Job’s “three friends,” and he appears suddenly from chapter 32 and gives a … Continue reading

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Boldness; June 3, 2022


2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. Any time I read more than a verse or two of one of Paul’s letters – or any of a number of other places in the … Continue reading

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Priorities; April 9, 2022


Proverbs 24:27 Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. Priorities are an issue for everyone. Everyone has things they need to do, things they want to do, and things they have to do. … Continue reading

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