Tag Archives: Judging

Pouncing on the Voice of God

Prophets are often damned if they do and damned if they don’t: this is the life of a prophet of God.  Today we see Jeremiah’s friends wait for him to slip so they can pounce on him. Sound familiar? Time … Continue reading

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Forbearance for Going Astray

The God who loves us so much that he gave his son for us will also let us go our own ways away from him into the wilderness.  He won’t force us to come back.  In fact, he might help … Continue reading

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Consuming Fire

God is the ultimate, all-powerful, creator, all-consuming power.   Even though he is a consuming fire, God is equally gracious and compassionate. We simply like his grace better, and we judge God when he judges, and sometimes we blame him when … Continue reading

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Forgiveness 7 Times a Day

We are good at judging and not good at grace.  At the same time, Jesus teaches us that we are to forgive and keep forgiving.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean door mat, though, so you might need to separate/protect yourself from others. … Continue reading

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Word

Invest in knowing and applying God’s word of truth and guard against adding our own twists on God’s word.  God’s word doesn’t need any of me on top of his wisdom.  Does anything in your life compete with God’s word … Continue reading

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Reconciliation IV: Forgiven Much Love Much

What are you holding onto?  What sin is so great that you are withholding forgiveness, you who have been forgiven?  Today we look at how those who have been forgiven much, love much.  Our problem is that we only want … Continue reading

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Blaming God for Sowing and Reaping

We don’t like the idea of reaping what we sow, do we?  We prefer to interact with a very nice, old, grandpa kind of God who sits us on his knee and gives us coins.  We love grace and mercy … Continue reading

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