Job: Wishing He Was Never Born

This is not like the Job people know.  He wished he was never born.  He cursed the day of his own birth.  Have you ever uttered these words?  This is the real experience of many of us in the storms of life.  Find comfort in God through the storms… Continue reading

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One Death, One Eternity

After we pass over into eternity, we cannot change the course of our eternity.  So use the time you have to influence your eternity.  Are you living expectantly for the return of Jesus?  He is coming back to bring eternal life for those waiting for him… Continue reading

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Remnant in a Lost City

If there is a God, why isn’t he punishing bad people, and especially those who use religion as a shield – who give him a bad name?  Zephaniah teaches us today that God is still here, inhabiting a remnant.  He is nurturing those who trust him and his justice is coming. Continue reading

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Misery Loves Quiet Company

Are you willing to join your friend in their grief and misery? Can you just be with them?  Just be.  Job’s friends sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights and didn’t say a word. No advice, no intervention.  Presence and quiet love.  True friends… Continue reading

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Clean Conscience Serving

When Jesus became our high priest, his sacrifice was once for all… he said, “It is finished!” We must first understand our need for his sacrifice, and then accept the sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice.   And then it’s on to serving the living God! Continue reading

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Stifling the Call and Response of Love

The celebration of love and of each other is the fruit of marriage.  I can hear some of you in your heads: But sex is such a bother… I love it and I want it yet I’m too lazy to chase it.  Today we read a dream sequence in which the call and response of love is stifled… Continue reading

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Seek not Self

Seeking the Lord is about getting into right relationship with our loving Father in heaven and then staying there. Seek the Lord.  Seek righteousness. Seek humility.  Today we seek how hard this is, because seeking God often falls into second place after self-sufficiency… Continue reading

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