February 26 – Who Am I

Doubts will come. There will be times when we will wonder if we are getting through. We will wonder if we are doing or saying or attempting the right thing. Doubts will come about where we shall live, who we shall love, what we shall do.

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What Did You Do?

A huge percentage of what we do is transient. It is purposeless. There is no lasting value. Yet these little things are what we spend such a large majority of our time, thought, effort, and money on.

Hidden

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11) Read: Ezekiel 42:1-43:27, James 5:1-20, Psalm 119:1-16, Proverbs 28:6-7 Relate: The word “hidden” in Hebrew is tsaphan. It can mean to conceal in the sense of having something too valuable for common use (Job 10:13), something to treasure that is of great…

Judges 8:27 (The Trap)

Gideon made a sacred ephod from the gold and put it in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping it, and it became a trap for Gideon and his family. (Judges 8:27) Read: Judges 8:18 – 9:21, Luke 23:44 – 24:12, Psalm 99:1-9, Proverbs 14:9-10 Relate: Two question pop quiz: 1) When…

Provenance

All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.’ In a little while you won’t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again. (John 16:15-16) Read: Luke 17:11 – 18:8, John 11:38-57 Relate: The Courtauld Institute of Arts…

The Handiwork of God (John 1:3)

God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. (John 1:3) Read: Genesis 4:1-6:22, 1 Chronicles 1:1-4 Relate: When I was in Bible College, and in the years shortly thereafter, I invested a lot of time on a couple message boards defending creationism. I’m talking about a lot of time. I had the crazy idea in…

It doesn’t matter (11/15/13)

Read: Ezekiel 31:1-32:32, Hebrews 12:14-29, Psalm 113:1-114:8, Proverbs 27:18-20 For our God is a devouring fire. (Hebrews 12:29) Relate: What did you do yesterday? When you got up in the morning, how long did it take you to get ready? What did you have for breakfast? Did you even have one? How long does it take you to get to…