Tag Archives: Relationship

Personal Captivity

Set me free from my prison,     that I may praise your name. Psalm 142:7 (NIV) The key to understanding David’s “prison” is by reading the liner notes to this particular song’s lyrics: “A maskil of David. When he was in … Continue reading

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Clean Hands, Clear Conscience

“Now testify against me in the presence of the Lord and before his anointed one. Whose ox or donkey have I stolen? Have I ever cheated any of you? Have I ever oppressed you? Have I ever taken a bribe … Continue reading

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The Life-Cycle of History

Then the Lord’s heavy hand struck the people of Ashdod and the nearby villages with a plague of tumors. 1 Samuel 5:6 (NLT) Reading stories like these in the early chapters of Samuel, it is difficult to wrap our 21st … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Place me like a seal over your heart,     like a seal on your arm. Song of Solomon 8:6a (NLT) I have in my desk a stick of sealing wax and seal press with the initial “V” on it. I purchased … Continue reading

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Captivated

But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. 2 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT) Cap-ti-vate (verb) from the Latin captivus 1. To attract and hold the attention of. My friend John Homan … Continue reading

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All In

But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, … Continue reading

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God from a Distance; God who is Near

O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,     so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Psalm 86:5 (NLT) For the past week or so we’ve been reading lyrics of psalms penned by Asaph … Continue reading

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Fill ‘er Up

She brings him good, not harm,     all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12 (NLT) In the book His Needs Her Needs, Willard Harley presents a very simple word picture to describe the give and take that happens within marriage … Continue reading

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Being a Man = Being a Dad

Start children off on the way they should go,     and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NLT) “He’s just not a baby guy.” I’ve heard that said of many a father or grandfather who … Continue reading

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Peace and Family

Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him. And they both wept. Genesis 33:4 (NLT) Jacob had every reason to fear his brother Esau. Esau had been deceived by his … Continue reading

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