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Behind the Scenes #2—The End In View

Joseph answered, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended evil toward me, but God intended your actions for a good purpose, so he could keep alive a great people.” Genesis 50:20 Joseph was the perfect child, and his brothers hated him for it. So they sold him into slavery. Despite … Continue reading

Humility #8—Humility’s Praise

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven consists of these. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:3–6 O Lord, it was not … Continue reading

Humility #4—Humble Graciousness

Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5–7 Fear and arrogance … Continue reading

Help #6 — Glorious Help

The Lord of the Universe has established that peoples toil for fire, and nations grow weary for nothing; for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Eternal as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:13–14 God’s commitment to maintain and display his glory drives his providential supervision of all … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #6 – Weighty Vision

He reigns powerfully forever; his eyes keep watch on the nations. The rebellious should not exalt themselves. Psalm 66:7 We are not the first to wonder if the bad guys “get away with it.” The prophet Habakkuk cried out “How long must we wait for your salvation?!” One psalmist despaired that the wicked continued to … Continue reading

Godliness #8 — Praised by Godliness

Know that the Eternal has set apart the godly man for himself. The Eternal hears when I call to him. Psalm 4:3 Before any of my days began, O Lord, you had ordained them all and written them in your book. This was no whim, nor capricious contingency. I am a thread in your tapestry, … Continue reading

Godliness #4 — Sustained Godliness

The Eternal kills and makes alive; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Eternal makes poor and rich; he brings low, he also exalts. … He keeps the feet of his godly ones, but the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; for not by might shall a man prevail. 1 Samuel 2:6-7, 9 … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Square Pegs

Dr. Daniel Fuller was my mentor at Fuller Seminary, and has been a lifelong friend since then. Occasionally on these pages I will submit “reprints” of articles he wrote between 30 & 40 years ago. I trust you will find these as encouraging to your faith as I have to mine. Here’s the first … … Continue reading