Tag Archives: Fear

Boy interrupted

If you’ve studied the book of Job from the Bible, you might have been left with more questions than answers. If you haven’t read Job, here’s the CliffsNotes version. Job has a comfortable life. The devil requests to intervene and … Continue reading

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Enemies at the gate

King David’s life was characterized by mountain tops and deep valleys. He wrote many of the Psalms during these bright and dark periods. Several express his state of mind while being pursued by enemies. Consider Psalm 3, for example. In … Continue reading

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White knuckle: A testimony

I was in church singing “King of my Heart” by John Mark and Sarah McMillan when I was struck full force by the song’s outro: When the night is holding onto me God is holding on It may surprise you … Continue reading

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The two Fs

The birth of Jesus, the remarkable God-with-us, is predicted hundreds of years in advance in Isaiah 7. We’ll need some background to set the stage for the prophecy. Here’s the situation: there was Abraham, whom God promised a great nation … Continue reading

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Fear/love

Anything here sound familiar? terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding These are synonyms for fear. Let’s take a test. Put an X at … Continue reading

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The morning star

Morning star is a phrase that appears in the bible a few times (I’ve found three). It was a source of confusion to me, but I think I got it sorted this morning. Are you interested? Isaiah Let’s begin with … Continue reading

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A perfect picture

Psalm 67:7 says: May God bless us still,┬áso that all the ends of the earth will fear him. Isn’t this a perfect picture of our God? He invites all who do not know him into relationship by blessing those who … Continue reading

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