Tag Archives: obedience

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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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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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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Cleaning House

Judah’s King Josiah ordered the Temple, long neglected and run-down, to be repaired.  In the process, the High Priest Hilkiah found the Book of the Law, also badly neglected and ignored.  Scribe Shaphan read from the book aloud to the … Continue reading

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Burn your bridges to sin.

[Jotham] did what was right in the sight of the Lord; he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done. Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high … Continue reading

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Listening to God’s Voice Takes Prayer and Practice

By our own choice, we too often live in spiritual poverty, ignoring God’s wonderful offer of help: “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be … Continue reading

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The Power of Habits

“For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.  But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” … Continue reading

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