Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ultimate Accountability

II Timothy 2:15 adjures: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed …”. The words “approved to GOD” are key here. They remind us that it is not any man … Continue reading

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A Picture of Intercession

In :9-12 of Exodus 28 God commanded: “You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel … You shall put the two stones of the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones … Continue reading

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“Negative Preaching”?

In II Timothy 2:2, Paul exhorts Timothy: “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and teaching.” It is interesting that of the three terms Paul uses here to describe the … Continue reading

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The Priority of His Presence

Psalm 140 ends: “the upright will dwell in Your presence.” (:13) THIS is what is really important. Psalm 140 speaks repeatedly of the “evil men” (:1) who “stir up wars” (:2) and “sharpen their tongues”, etc. But the Psalm ends … Continue reading

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Enemies of God

Exodus 23:22 says: “But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.” That is an awesome and sobering thought: that God … Continue reading

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Guard My Mouth

In Psalm 141:3 David prays: “Set a guard, O LORD over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.” We often think of prayers as being for God to protect US: “set a guard over me; protect me”, … Continue reading

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Not “As You Wish,” but “Just So”!

In Exodus 25:8-9 God said: “Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its … Continue reading

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