It’s God’s World

“The battle is the Lord’s.” It is also His life, His righteousness, His joy which is our strength. We are kept by His power for it is His salvation. He neither slumbers nor sleeps. He is our ever present help in times of trouble, born for adversity, He loves at all...

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Bankrupt Without Love

It’s easy for me to replace Jesus for love, but not so easy to replace me, because in practice I am often not patient, I sometimes envy, and I have been known to keep a record of wrongs, and on and on it goes.

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Things Worth Knowing

Ecclesiastes presents itself in our Bibles between Proverbs and Song of Solomon, right in the Wisdom literature neighborhood, set near the Psalms. Its language arrests us because it is so stark. Vanity, all is vanity; so goes the writer’s initial conclusions. This is the “way” of life, to live in...

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First Words of Love

God’s first words of love to man come to us in a most unusual setting. I find it in Genesis 3 – the Fall chapter. Herein, we read the account of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The serpent twisted...

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The Body of Christ: Fashioned for Love

The Corinthian church was a church of activity, an assembly blessed with gifted people. However, as gifted as it was, this congregation still had its problems, as we can see in the pages of the letters Paul wrote to these Christians. In the words about this collection of believers at...

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Pity

To love, love deeply, have mercy “Like as a father pitieth* his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14 (*-to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion.) God pities us....

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The Betrayer Had Clean Feet

“[Judas] then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night” (John 13:30). This is the middle of the story of Judas and his betrayal of Jesus as we read it in John 13. He turned traitor. Here, he takes his leave from a life as a follower...

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