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The Lord is Good ~ How and Why?

Jewish tradition called for the singing of “The Egyptian Hallel” at the close of the Passover or Seder. That collection is Psalm 113-188, meaning these themes were on our Savior’s mind as He left the upper room. What can we learn about the inner life of Jesus from this Psalm, explaining the source of God’s eternal mercy to us?

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The One Thing That Is All Things

Does God mind, in our prayers, when we ask Him for “just one [more] thing” … and that becomes a long list of things?! David leads us well here, as long as we recognize, at the end of that list is our desire for God Himself. Ponder why John Bunyan and his “Pilgrim” loved this Psalm too.

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God’s Twin Books of Truth

Psalm 19 features the twin books of revelation through which God makes Himself known to mankind. Both are glorious, one is of higher priority in our fallen world, but they are ultimately in agreement.

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Seven Precepts for Anxious Times

We are living in anxious times, but ALL times include anxieties. How should we live? Daniel 11-12 prophecies most troubling days on an international or even universal scale, yet God gives the prophet seven strong points of hope and help.

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Saved By The Name

David wrote Psalm 54 just as it looked like he would be turned over to Saul by the Ziphites. Yet he still praises God for His faithfulness and offers thanksgiving for his deliverance that had not yet come. In the same way, we can remember God’s past faithfulness, recognize His present faithfulness, and rely on His future faithfulness to deliver us from both death and sin through the ultimate deliverer, Jesus Christ.

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Boasts, Idols, Stones, and Bones

Joshua’s long goodbye included a prophetic warning about Israel’s inability to keep covenant with God, so the covenant curses would have to come. What can we do, but ask God, on behalf of our children, to send His gifts of faith and repentance? More gifts: the true Yeshua (Jesus), honoring faith of our fathers, and an eternal Priest.

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Covenant History and the Open Heart

In Joshua 24, the aging leader is still saying goodbye (!), but this time it is in context of a covenant renewal, with worship, a historical review of the relationship, and a clear recommitment (with a swearing off of idols). We follow in their train.

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Not One Word Has Failed

Joshua is old; so says Joshua 23. Time to say goodbye. What are five critical concepts this godly, courageous leader will seek to promote when it is time for him to exit the stage? The most important one: The Lord your God continues with you!

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Promises, Promises, … and Deliverance

The 2½ tribes bound to live east of the Jordan River are blessed to go home after being faithful to all Israel in the days of battle. So this altar/monument they built on the West Bank… was it a worthy “witness” to the one true God of all the tribes or a first foray into idolatry?

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Levites: Curse, Challenge, Grace, Life, Blessing

The violent “sins of the fathers” surely impacted the tribal descendants of Simeon & Levi, resulting in “strange” land inheritances. Could God in His grace turn even these hard things into greater blessing, a unique mediating role, and long-term preservation?

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