Courage in Our Strange World

Proverbs 7 is a chapter about an unwise guy who wanders into trouble. It’s a scene that takes place in the twilight. A foolish young man has allowed himself to be led into temptation. And the results are not good. He falls into the trap set for him. It is...

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Longsuffering

In Revelation 5 a Lamb prevails worthy to open the seven- sealed scroll. This Lamb had been slain, an obvious reference to Christ Himself, who rose from the grave. In Revelation 6 the seals are one by one removed from the scroll, thus opening it. At the opening of the...

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The Songs of Jeremiah

Jeremiah was a prophet, not a bullfrog as the old Three Dog Night song once told us. Anyone who listened to Top 40 radio in the early 1970s had to have heard “Joy to the World” about all the boys and girls and the fishes in the deep blue sea....

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The Way of Honor

“Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). Honor your father and your mother — tucked right into the Ten Commandments are these words that carry a significant God-promise. I believe that the...

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God at Home in Us

God made each of us for Himself. This reality is something we must embrace. For the Lord loves us and seeks to bring us into a mature, healthy relationship with Him. The book of Revelation begins with Jesus sending specific messages to seven different churches. These messages are kind of...

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All, Better Than More

Nimrod, it seems, was able to bring people together for a purpose.  The Bible refers to him as a man who became a mighty hunter. He made a direct challenge to the rule of the Lord. This happened sometime after the days of the great Flood. With the waters that...

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HIS EYES and Ours

Can we even imagine how the Eyes of Almighty God, the Ruler of the Universe, are fastened on us, that we are indeed "the apple of His Eye", that He dealt conclusively with the sin issue so that He could forever look upon those who would believe in His Plan...

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Adopted or Orphaned

At the Last Supper, Jesus consoled His disciples that He would be leaving them, but would not leave them as orphans (John 14:18). He told them that the world would not see Him, but they would. He was trying to get them to see that a new relationship was in...

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Let God’s Love Define You

God wants us to "know ... and believe ... the Love that [He] cherishes for us" (I John 4:16, Ampl). Let's then choose to believe and receive it, to keep ourselves in it (Jude 21), and to let our lives and identity be defined by this unchanging, life-changing Love in...

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