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Archive for February, 2012

People of War

Watching a documentary on the Amish last night, I was inspired by their simple faith.  They fully trust in God to repay and judge their enemies.  While they practice peace and outrageous love towards those who harm them, they await God’s justice in all things.  David did the same in Psalm 144. (more…)

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A Servant’s Prayer

In Psalm 143 we find David in a long-standing situation involving injury by and begrudging from his enemies.  In our day, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves in those very same kind of situations.  Therefore, let’s consider David’s prayer and gain wisdom. (more…)

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Closer Than a Brother

Just like David, for some time I have been crying out to God.  Whether it’s my own sin, the struggles of daily life, or the injustices I meet in the world, there is always room for prayer and right action.  Most days I identify with John the Baptist and Jeremiah but once in a while, on days like today, I catch a glimpse of the air of Solomon as he sang his song smitten. (more…)

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Pleading for Corretion

In Psalm 141 David prays for his prayers and his praise to be accepted and for God to keep him from sin.  This psalm finds the writer desiring wisdom and deliverance. (more…)

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Hunting Evil

Sometimes wars are declared with the blast of a trumpet, or, in our day, CNN.  Other times, though, wars are silently covert.    Covert wars are every bit as deadly and decapitating and must be fought with overt boldness.  Where evil seeks to do its mischief in darkness and secrecy, good must shine it’s light on as brightly as the noonday sun (Psalm 37:6). (more…)

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Eyes

God is everywhere. His children seek him as his enemies hide. He’s easily found but impossible to escape.  Are you comforted or terrified by his ubiquity? Consider Psalm 139.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it. ~Psalm 139:1-6 (more…)

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Answers

God answers prayer.  We’ve all heard it.  The question is do we believe it?  I was found asking myself that question several months ago.  I had gotten away from reading my bible everyday and was wholly discouraged with the circumstances I was facing in my home, the church, and my world altogether.  It was then that the Lord placed a desire in my heart to get to the bottom of this question despite my skepticism.  (more…)

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