Tag Archives: God

Gates Too

Re:Verse reading–Acts 12:1-19 (day six) “[The gate] It opened for them of its own accord,…” Acts 12:10b God is in the details. Can you imagine if Peter were left to pick the lock of the gate, after God had done … Continue reading

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Praise

“…because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.”-Saul, 1 Samuel 15:24 Samuel 15 is a window into Saul’s soul; we see his truest motivations. In this account we discover what motivates Saul, the praise of men. (1 Samuel 15:17,24) … Continue reading

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When God’s Yes Means Great Sorrow…and Longing

The Lord said to Samuel, “Obey their voice and make them a king.” 1 Samuel 8:22 Make no mistake, the people’s desire for a king was a rejection of God’s leadership, and yet God told Samuel to obey their voice. God did … Continue reading

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Remember

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 1 (day six) “…and the Lord remembered her.” 1 Samuel 1:19 It can be hard to conceive of how God can hear the pleas of his people from all over the world. This verse gives us a … Continue reading

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Nurture

Re:Verse reading—Acts 16:11-34 (day three)  “The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”  Jesus said that his Father is always working.  He also said he had “other sheep that are not of this sheep pen” and that “they … Continue reading

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Activity

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27-31 (day six) The Holy Spirit is the activity of God personified. He hovers over the deep, He reveals, He teaches, He reminds, He heals, He brings life where there was none, He bears fruit, He gives gifts; … Continue reading

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Power

Re:Verse reading–2 Samuel 9 (day six) Where did David find the power to be kind? Well, he was king, he had the ability, the resources, and the will to extend kindness to anyone he chose, even to an enemy. You … Continue reading

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Antidote

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 4:1-16; 25-26 (day six)  “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” … Continue reading

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The Goodness Charade

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-7  (day six) Becoming like God was not what they expected. Yes, their eyes were opened, but it did not have the desired affect. From the very first bite, it was not goodness they would enjoy, but despair, shame, and … Continue reading

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Thou

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25 (day six) Then God said, “I now give you…” Genesis 1:29 It is no small thing, but it can be easily overlooked. God only addresses humankind with the second person pronoun, “you.” Not with any … Continue reading

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