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Loving God #3—Eternal Life

A lawyer tested Jesus, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus replied, “ How do you read the Law?” He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”  Jesus responded, “You … Continue reading

Loving God #2—Careful Love

Be very careful to love Yahweh, your God. Do not turn back and cling to the tantalizing remnants of your old life, or else they shall be a snare and a trap for you, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that Yahweh has given … Continue reading

Conquerors #6—Permanently Connected

Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown. I will make those who conquer pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never depart from it. I will write on them my God’s name and the name of my God’s city (the new Jerusalem …), and … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … about Grace in Action

When the Apostle Paul described the synergy undergirding his ministry he said, “God’s grace toward me has not been in vain. I worked harder than anyone; nevertheless, it was not I, but the grace of God that was working with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10). As my wife and I talked with our children during the … Continue reading

Guidance #4—Guidance to Joy

You will make known to me the path of life. Satisfying joys are in your presence and the pleasures at your right hand are unending. Psalm 16:11 Because God is eternal the sources of joy he offers can be stable, secure and satisfying. Therefore we can be as confident as David that he will guide … Continue reading

Integrity #3 — Fearless Integrity

The one who walks in integrity walks securely. But those who pervert their ways will be found out. Proverbs 10:9 The military profession rests on the concept of integrity. When leaders of every rank exhibit it, units hold together, flourish, and accomplish their missions. Leaders committed to integrity inspire followers to commit to service. To our … Continue reading

Integrity #2 — Walking Integrity

O Eternal, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? The one who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. Psalm 15:1–2 The psalmist’s three conditions for fellowship with the Creator may seem stringent at first glance. But they are actually quite reasonable. For no … Continue reading

Holiness #4 — Holy Results

Present your members as slaves to righteousness for the purpose of holiness … and its outcome, eternal life. Romans 6:19–22 One way to paraphrase this wonderful promise is: If we do what accords with God’s design for people, we will become truly valuable to the lives we touch, which will yield the benefit of eternal … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #1 – Carefully Watching

Certainly the Eternal carefully watches the whole earth, always ready to strengthen those who are committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 Modern military surveillance equipment scans the battlefield, searching for an exploitable weakness. Troops under its scrutiny anxiously fear their deficiencies will be discovered. They expend energy to camouflage their defects: energy needed used to … Continue reading

Christian Freedom #9 — Praising Freedom

Thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. Romans 6:17-18 Liberating Lord, I have never felt so free as in being bound to you. When … Continue reading