God, Who Never Lies | Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began Titus 1:2 ESV A few days ago, my eldest daughter and I had a conversation about why we can fully trust God, and as so often happens with smaller children, it was not the first time that we treat down …

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The Lord Said to My Lord | Mark 12:35-44

And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared,             “‘The Lord said to my Lord,            “Sit at my right hand,                        until I put your enemies under your feet.”’             David himself calls him Lord. …

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Not Far from the Kingdom | Mark 12:28-34

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your …

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This Blessing Has Fallen to Me | Psalm 119:56

This blessing has fallen to me,that I have kept your precepts. Psalm 119:56 ESV We come now to the final verse of stanza Zayin of Psalm 119, and within the first line we find a difficulty. The psalmist declares, "this blessing has fallen to me..." And the question immediately before us is: which blessing? The …

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The Consecration of the Firstborn | Exodus 13:1-2, 11-16

Last week, we skipped over verses 1-2 because they go along with verses 10-16 in describing the consecration of Israel’s firstborn. As you will no doubt notice, our present text has many similarities with our previous one. The LORD specifically inaugurated the annual Passover meal and Feast of Unleavened Bread so that the Israelites would …

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The Wicked Will Not Stand | Psalm 1:5

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment Psalm 1:5 ESV After giving a three-verse portrait of the blessed, the psalmist gave a terse contrasting image of the wicked. Unlike the blessed, they do not delight in and meditate upon God's Word; thus, they are not rooted in eternal truth like trees beside streams …

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The Passover | Exodus 12:1-28

After warning Pharaoh of the tenth and final plague, the death of the firstborn, Moses took his leave from the king of Egypt once for all. Although Pharaoh still would not listen, the LORD Himself was coming down into Egypt at midnight and Israel would soon be driven out of the land; therefore, Moses needed …

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He Is Like a Tree | Psalm 1:3

He is like a tree… Psalm 1:3 ESV Moving into verse 3, the psalmist continues his description of the blessed man, the one who is favored by God, with this simple comparison: he is like a tree. While the psalm will elucidate further on this figure of speech, it is worth pausing here to consider …

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Bridegroom of Blood | Exodus 4:18-31

Although this passage can be easily overlooked as a necessary interlude between God's appearance to Moses and the showdown with Pharaoh, what we find is a rich picture of Moses' first faltering steps of obedience and much foreshadowing of the wonders yet to come. The theme that ties these passages together is Moses' long-awaited return …

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Come Down to Deliver | Exodus 3:1-15

In these verses, we read the beginning of the account of God’s appearance to Moses in the burning bush. As we study this passage, we will largely behold three points: the unapproachable holiness of God, the goodness of His descendent to rescue His people, and the revelation of God’s holy name. STANDING ON HOLY GROUND …

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