A Sacrifice of Praise

“Eat your vegetables,” was a familiar command of my mother. She might as well have said, “take a bath,” or some other edict that no ten-year-old boy wanted to hear. Both instructions were for my benefit, but I had other things in mind. Fast forward to my years of parenting, and I found myself issuing similar decrees with the same response from my children as I once had. It’s not ...

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At His Feet

This verse sounds a little suggestive at first glance. Ruth had been instructed to draw near to the man Boaz and assume a close, but respectful position. Little did she know that he was to become her husband. Boaz was a man of influence, a man whom people loved and looked up to. But Ruth knew only of his gentle kindness and favor shown by him in her new country.

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Words of Life

Never in human history have people been so busy saying so much that, in the end, means so little. From morning to night, we make phone calls and texting. Our cars have become extensions of our offices, and even in-flight airline passengers are able to talk to those on the ground. The business of life is unavoidable, but what about the most important business of all… that of our Father?

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Chosen In Love

…Take care to recognize the order and magnitude of blessings mentioned in these verses. First, the Creator God of all has selected us to be His own. Second, because of His ownership of us, He has declared us to be holy, just as He is holy. Third, He has adopted us into His family by His predetermined knowledge. And finally, as Christians, we are bound for heaven, and that is ...

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Patiently Calm

This psalm begins with fretting but quickly moves to a place of intentional trust. It’s as if the author, King David, is saying, “Don’t give up! You have followed God closely up to this point. Why would you consider compromising now? His plans for you have not changed.”

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