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Diligence vs Dependence

There is a spiritual tension between two concepts of what we must do to become all that God intended us to be – to live in a way that pleases Him. On the one hand, we are incapable (Romans 5:6) … Continue reading

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New wine! Empowered by grace.

And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will … Continue reading

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Awe-struck living

Three months after their dramatic rescue from Egyptian oppression by the angel of first-born death and through the Red Sea, the Jewish people arrived at Mount Horeb (Sinai).  Here, they saw a third terrifying manifestation of their God.  Although He … Continue reading

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Peace

Peace is a rare and fragile comfort of heart in our lives today.  It is sought desperately by worried, busy, vulnerable people everywhere.  It is hard-won and easily lost.  Much is spent on drugs, alcohol, vacations, hobbies, and new relationships … Continue reading

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The gift of understanding

The last chapter of Luke tells the story of Jesus opening the minds and hearts of the disciples on the road to Emmaus to understand the prophecies that were fulfilled in His murder and resurrection.  These sad, discouraged followers had … Continue reading

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Meditation

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Thy Law.”        Psalm 119:18 NASB “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.”       … Continue reading

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Think deeply on that!

The Hebrew word Selah appears 71 times in the book of Psalms.  Its exact original meaning is uncertain.  Appearing in Psalms that have elsewhere words of musical direction, it is thought to be instruction for a meaningful pause, during which the … Continue reading

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