Little is Much

Little ones are the ones who know best the ways of the Lord. Jesus said so when He caught the disciples as they argued about who was the greatest among them. The Savior set a child there before them and proclaimed the truth that to such belongs the Kingdom of...

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The Thirst of the Savior

Jesus sat down by a well and asked for a drink from a woman, a Samaritan woman who was strangely coming for her water in the middle of the day. The sun was high and the weather dry. This had to be a laborious chore for her. As we read...

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He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

“He must increase.” John the Baptist saw the Lamb and he knew that his work was nearly done. He had felt the presence of the Lord even before he was born. He delighted in the coming of this day. Like Jesus, his birth was a work of wonder, an answer...

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Snow, the Church and the Virtuous Woman

“She is not afraid of snow for her household for all her household is clothed in scarlet” (Proverbs 31:21) Proverbs 31 concludes with a series of descriptions of the virtuous woman. Each of these definitions is tied to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This alphabetic connection was a common...

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The Day the Wind Blew

The Wind came as they waited. They waited because Jesus had told them to wait. There were 120 of them, gathered together in a room in Jerusalem. It was the time of Pentecost, a Jewish feast held in thanksgiving to God for His blessing on the harvest. The city was...

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Kiss the Son, Take Refuge in Him

“Kiss the Son. … Blessed are all who take refuge in Him” (Psalm 2:12) Rage and vanities, conspiracy talk and dark counsels — these things breed in an atmosphere where pride reigns. These forces were let loose long ago in the Garden. There, a simple choice to take and swallow...

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The Throne Above

God answers His people in times of uncertainty and turmoil. The answer that He most often gives is this: “I am the Lord and I change not; fear not, I am in control.” Think of what we read in Isaiah 6. A major transition point has come and the man...

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Adam, God’s People and the Temple

The Chronicles, books 1 and 2, begin with a name – Adam. This is significant because these books in our Bibles are the collected writings of men who served in the second Temple at Jerusalem. The words come from the priests and Levites connected to the care and the practices...

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Common God-ness

Lowly, small — that’s how Jesus came. Yes, a Star did shine. A host of angels sang praises to His glory. There were those moments of fanfare for sure. Mostly, however, Heaven came and reached down to the very bottom of things. Away in a manger, asleep on the hay,...

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