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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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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Walking in the Law

The word “law” is used in many different ways in the Scriptures so it is important to understand its meaning in the context it is used. In fact, identifying the context of a particular word, verse, or passage in the Bible is a primary principle that should govern one’s interpretation...

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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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Like a Weaned Child

“O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within...

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Steadfast Against the Drift

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Great darkness is...

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The Mantle of the Lord

Elijah the Tishbite is one of the most notable and accomplished prophets of the Old Testament. He appears on the scene seemingly from nowhere in 1Kings 17 to be a severe thorn in the side of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of the Northern Kingdom and their introduction of Baal...

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Good News and Bad

I have good news and bad–First the bad. Angrily driven, my hatred propels me to unprecedented heights of mischief and pain-inflicting. Then, righting my wounded soul by raucous revenge, I hurt that which has so damaged my cause. My deeds are done. My world of entitlement returns for my enjoying....

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The Orphan and the Lamb

Esther and Job, to me, are perfectly positioned in our Bibles. I consider it no coincidence that they are side by side, for both books say something significant about the nature and presence of evil. In Esther, we read about the conflict external, the battle that goes on around us...

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