Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Faith/Love Is Like Health

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. -Galatians 5:6 Why is this the thing that “counts” in Christ Jesus, “faith working through love”? What does this mean, and what’s so … Continue reading

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For Christ is By Christ

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me … Continue reading

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A Hard, Promising, Merciful Commandment

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he … Continue reading

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Calling It Good

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. -Psalm 138:8 I can trust God’s purpose for me without knowing what it is, because I know … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not a Priest

David said, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people, and he dwells in Jerusalem forever. And so the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the things for its service”… For … Continue reading

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Why It’s Better to Be Weak

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more … Continue reading

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A Psalm for Troubled Hearts

I say to God, my rock: ‘Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?’ As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me … Continue reading

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