18 May 2015

There Is No Rival0

In the first chapter of Colossians, Paul powerfully proclaims Christ’s preeminence. He will have first place in everything. There is no one and no thing that can rival Him. He is Lord over all, sovereign and magnificent in His rule and authority. Nothing will thwart His plans. I know this to be true. I believe [...]

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21 Apr 2015

God of Mercy0

How important is mercy?
Webster defines mercy as “kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.” To the one who is indebted, guilty, or seeking forgiveness, mercy is of great importance.
How important is it that mercy is a part of God’s character?
Throughout Scripture, mercy is present. God told Moses, “I [...]

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10 Mar 2015

Isaiah 530

Matthew Henry’s commentary on Isaiah 53 states, “Carnal hearts see nothing in the Lord Jesus to desire an interest in him.” He is referring to verse 2 that reads, “He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.” The radiant Son [...]

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19 Feb 2015

Bountiful Rest0

Return to your rest, O my soul,
 For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:7
These are precious yet powerful words. Of course, there is the implication that rest was formerly known. The Psalmist desires to return to the comforts of God after a time of unrest in his being.
Christ is the source of [...]

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26 Jan 2015

Discontentment0

While sitting at a beautiful Floridian outdoor lunch, I engaged my daughters in a discussion about the difference between contentment and discontentment. It was a wonderful talk. Both girls, ages seven and four, came away with understanding the definitions of these words. A new goal was set for our family: we would pursue contentment and [...]

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