Tag Archives: Fear

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, so 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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The Cinderella dilemma

I recently had about 12 hours to fill during a flight from LAX to Beijing. After eating and sleeping, I still had about 11 hours so I watched movies. One of the movies was Cinderella (2015 version with Lily James … Continue reading

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Just dust

I get discouraged. Do you? It’s ironic because the source of this discouragement and frustration is often my most intimate times with God. In those times when I am truly focused on him, rather than myself, I see his holiness and majesty, his greatness, … Continue reading

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You don’t need to hide

Do you ever hide your true self? Do you mask the real you and, instead, put on a costume designed by the expectations of others? Do you hide from God? Have you ever wondered, “Am I good enough?” Let’s take … Continue reading

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