Highway

” In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.”  Judges 5:6 Matthew Henry makes an observation about what this verse meant: First it meant, “No trade. For want of soldiers to protect men of...

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Going On

Dad was first to go in our family. A shocking heart attack and he was gone. Just 60, Dad was pressured with life, and working hard to provide for all of us, could not find enough relief. He suffered only a few days of abject pain, then went. Dad was...

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He will Hold me Fast

“I will arise, I will go to Jesus; He will embrace me in His arms. In the arms of my dear Savior, O there are ten thousand charms.” Glen Campbell sang the words. These words are written for the sake of broken folks; the author (William Walker) wrote it in...

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Brand New

We all know the awesome experience of seeing something that is pristine, new. It evokes the senses, draws out the appreciation in us, fires the feelings. However, the phenomena of this “new” experience dwindles quickly as “new” becomes “old” in a short amount of time. We know the pattern instinctively....

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Sovereign God, Sovereign Love

God uses kings for His purposes. Cyrus was one of these, Jehu was another. Isaiah 45:1-3 speaks of God’s sovereign plan. Here, God uses Cyrus to rescue the Jewish captives following their 70 year exile in Babylon.   “Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand...

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Brand New

We all know the awesome experience of seeing something that is pristine, new. It evokes the senses, draws out the appreciation in us, fires the feelings. However, the phenomena of this “new” experience dwindles quickly as “new” becomes “old” in a short amount of time. We know the pattern instinctively....

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Love Makes for No More Stumbling

Rom 14:1-4 teaches,  ” Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.  Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not...

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Keep your Eyes on the Outstretched Hand

Peter beckoned the Lord, “bid me come unto thee on the water.” He too walked on the water. “But when he saw the wind forcible, he was afraid; and beginning to sink; he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” “Instantly Jesus stretched out His hand and caught hold of him, saying to...

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Two Sides of the Same Mind

Romans 7 presents a discourse of indecision. Expositors comments, “… it is the cry of a human soul, if ever there was a personal cry.” The passage betrays a kind of conflict far deeper and more mysterious than merely that of “I ought” with “I will not.” –It is a...

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A New Year’s Pursuit

Thinking in terms of old year/new year? In many ways our lives progress that way. But, what about a new dynamic — time/eternity? Does the eternal dimension make time obsolete? Does God recognize an earthly calendar — valentine’s day, birthdays, father’s day, new years day? I noticed this: When I...

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