Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sending You

In an earlier devotion, we stated that from His seat in heaven, God saw the Hebrews affliction, heard their cries for help, and cared about their suffering (Exodus 3:7).  In response, God told Moses that He was going to come … Continue reading

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Partial Obedience

Sadly, far too often I’m more like the “bad guys” in Scripture than I am like Christ.  I probably would have related well to the Pharisees in Jesus’ day.  Likewise, when I read about the interactions between Moses and Pharaoh, … Continue reading

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Swagger

From across the gymnasium, the slogan on the young man’s t-shirt caught my eye.  Seeing “SWAG” sprawled across his chest in large letters, I thought maybe I’d get a lesson on how to be “hip.”  So, I watched him for … Continue reading

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A Very Short Reign

Immediately after David fled Jerusalem, his son, Absalom, took the throne surrounded by his two top advisors, Ahithophel (Bathsheba’s grandfather) and Hushai (David’s former top advisor). Without getting too far into the details, Absalom asked each advisor for their plan … Continue reading

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No Way Out

The fact that I’m sitting at my computer typing proves it to be true for me.  The fact that you’re reading this proves it’s true for you.  What’s true?  That every time we found ourselves stuck between a rock and … Continue reading

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Land of the Living

Sometimes I’m guilty of throwing my hands up in despair when I look at the chaotic world around me.  I can get so discouraged trying to find hope for good in this lifetime that I give up and set my … Continue reading

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Good Question!

I admit from the outset that this message intentionally raises more questions than it answers.  The topic is too large to wrap up in a short, 300-word package; and, I don’t intend to try.  But, I want to put it … Continue reading

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Carried Forever

“Resting in Him” by Danny Hahlbohm; http://www.inspired-art.com (used with permission) “Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever” (Psalm 28:9). I’ve never been a shepherd, but David was.  Long before he killed a giant or became a … Continue reading

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He Sees, Hears, and Cares

I’m not sure why after all these years that I continue to be amazed by God’s perfect timing.  My personal quiet time has brought me to the book of Exodus, where I’m rereading the story of Moses.  As I’m reading, … Continue reading

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Blessings and Pain

Sometimes I shudder at my own shortsightedness.  For instance, I had always thought how awesome it was that Moses’ mother ironically got paid to nurse her own son (Exodus 2:9).  I’d focused solely on how much God had blessed her … Continue reading

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