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Post  Admin on Wed 06 Jan 2021, 1:56 pm

Date: January 6, 2021 at 1:24 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  The Lord’s Servant

The Lord’s Servant

“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” Matthew 17:5

Scripture Focus: Isaiah 42:1-4

The Lord first promised a Savior to Adam. He promised a son to Abraham and an everlasting kingdom to David. None of these knew that they were receiving part of one great and universal promise. When Isaiah wrote some 700 years before Christ about the Lord’s chosen Servant, a leader empowered by God’s Spirit, he also did not know that the promised Messiah would be the very Son of God who would live and die to save us.



The Bible’s teaching on the Trinity—that God is one being in three persons—is a profound mystery. We struggle to understand it fully. But we can know from today’s reading that God, His Servant/Son, and His Spirit, are all together in unity of purpose. That purpose is to bring justice to all the earth and to show mercy to the weak and wounded. As sinners we may rightly fear God’s justice, but as those who also are bruised and faint, we can depend on His mercy.



Insight: The Lord’s Servant (Jesus) never grows tired or discouraged. He steadfastly does what must be done to save His chosen people, even to die for them.


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Post  Admin on Thu 31 Dec 2020, 11:48 pm

Topic: +DEV+  Why We Oppose God’s Spirit

Why We Oppose God’s Spirit

“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.” Romans 8:6-7

Scripture Focus: Isaiah 29:22-30:3

When we think of the Old Testament prophets of the Bible, we often think of odd characters who made scary threats and even scarier predictions about the future. But everything the prophets said is from God’s Spirit and is recorded in Scripture for our good even today.

The strongest, sternest things they might say are to protect us from the grave harm that comes when we think we can go our own way without God. Ever since Adam first disobeyed God, humanity has followed him in rebelling against our Creator. We want to be in charge. In our confused, twisted thinking, we believe somehow that we are up to the task. How could we possibly be big enough, smart enough, or strong enough to handle a whole world of sin?

But God in Jesus saves us from sin and points us in a new direction. By His Holy Spirit, God gives us the desire and ability to understand and follow His plan rather than our own. God shows us that plan in His Word. When we follow His Spirit, even the odd and scary prophets become wise and trusted friends.

Insight: The mind controlled by the Spirit of God is life & peace. (Romans 8:7)

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Post  Admin on Tue 29 Dec 2020, 3:09 pm

Date: December 29, 2020 at 12:09 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  God of Glory, Pt. 2

God of Glory, Pt. 2

“After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.’” Revelation 19:1

Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

God is glorious! What a fitting way to end a month of meditations on His attributes. “May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you” (Psalm 67:5). This is the conclusion we come to in light of who God is.

Yet for us in everyday life, living by faith and resting in who God is can be very difficult. If we are in the midst of great heartache and sorrow, it is hard to believe that God is good, righteous, immutable, or impassible—if on the rare occasion those words even come to mind at all.

The good news for you today in the midst of agony, joy, or something in between is that God is unchangeable. He will keep displaying His character and His glory in your life. This may look primarily like the grace, unconditional love, and mercy that get you through another day. But even in the darkest of times, you will know the voice of Jesus saying to you, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). For this and all of His attributes, to God be the glory!

Insight: May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. (Psalm 67:5)

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Post  Admin on Mon 28 Dec 2020, 11:40 pm

Date: December 28, 2020 at 1:38 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Glory, Pt. 1

Glory, Pt. 1


“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31


Scripture Focus: Psalm 104


I hope that meditating on the various attributes of God has led you to a deeper level of trust. Your Father in heaven is good, and He is on your side. His glory and His ways are beyond us (Isaiah 55:8-9). We only know God and His attributes as He’s revealed Himself in the story of creation and redemption. Our own speculations or theories do not tell us who God is. We would do well to note the ancient believer who wrote Psalm 104. He declares the truth of God’s glory through meditating on His creative work in the world. “How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures” (vs. 24).



This psalm is a blueprint for how to enjoy God’s glory. Glorying in Him can look like breakfast with a friend, an evening walk, a chorus sung at church, or a movie with the kids. In all of these ways, we enjoy the righteousness, goodness, and self-existence of the One to whom all creatures look (vs. 27).

Insight: Let’s try to train ourselves to enjoy God’s glory in the daily rhythms of life.

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Post  Admin on Fri 25 Dec 2020, 12:35 am

Date: December 23, 2020 at 8:34 PM CST
Topic: +DEV+  God’s Perfection

God’s Perfection

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48

Scripture Focus: Psalm 113:1-9

As we near the end of a month of considering the attributes of God, it is worth pondering how all of these attributes fit together. You might say they are all wrapped up in His perfection. This perfection is not just limited to moral purity. It means there is nothing greater or more exalted than God. If God is God, He will indeed be nothing less than perfect.

The psalmist pronounces, “The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens” (vs. 4). This leads him to ask rhetorically, “Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (vs. 5-6) Amazingly, this God who is exalted over all the nations “raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap” (vs. 7).

God’s perfection is particularly made known to us in His coming down and saving us out of our own “ash heap” of neediness. His plan was perfect. We respond in praise: “As for God, his way is perfect… he is a shield for all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 18:30).

Insight: God is a shield for all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 18:30).

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Post  Admin on Mon 21 Dec 2020, 9:30 pm

Date: December 21, 2020 at 1:59 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  God’s Jealousy

God’s Jealousy

“[They] abandoned the God who made [them] and rejected the Rock their Savior. They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols.” Deuteronomy 32:15b-16

Scripture Focus: Exodus 20:1-6

God’s jealousy is related to His wrath. Both are just responses to sin and disobedience; both flow from His goodness and righteousness. I know the sorts of things that have made me jealous at one time or another, and I’m certain that never has my jealousy been good. So how do we understand God’s jealousy?

Think back to the giving of the Ten Commandments. God had delivered Israel out of Egypt (Exodus 20:2) and claimed them as His own (v. 5). This is the context in which God is jealous. His just jealousy is roused when His beloved children go after other gods. As a spouse is rightfully jealous at the thought of unfaithfulness by their beloved, so, too, God is jealous for His people.

It’s good news that God is jealous for us. It shows us how much He loves us. Because of who we are in Christ, we are never the objects of condemning wrath. We are the recipients of the rightful jealousy of our God. He only disciplines us with the end of restoring us. Then we can fully enjoy the intimacy with Him that He won for us at the cross.

Insight: As a spouse is rightfully jealous at the thought of unfaithfulness by their beloved, so, too, God is jealous for His people.

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Post  Admin on Thu 10 Dec 2020, 10:27 pm

Date: December 10, 2020 at 2:45 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  God’s Wrath Against Sin

God’s Wrath Against Sin

“God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.” Psalm 7:11

Scripture Focus: Romans 1:18-32

This attribute about God no doubt makes us all a little uncomfortable. Perhaps it feels to you like we’ve worked through the comforting characteristics of the Lord only to be “baited and switched” now at the end. But this is the time to remember that all of His other attributes show us what to make of His wrath. That is, God’s wrath is not an outburst of sinful anger like yours or mine would be. Rather, it comes out of His perfect love, goodness, and righteousness.

Paul writes that the wrath of God is “against all the godlessness and wickedness of men” (Romans 1:18). His anger is revealed purely against anything that does not reflect His goodness: “envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice… gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful” (vs. 29-30).

Thankfully, Paul tells us later of “the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (vs. 24) whom God put forward “as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood” (vs. 25). Because of that astounding sacrifice, God’s wrath is turned away from you and me.

Insight: God is merciful and compassionate, and slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 103:8)

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Post  Admin on Wed 09 Dec 2020, 3:15 pm

Date: December 9, 2020 at 1:13 AM CST
Topic: +DEV+  Righteousness, Pt. 2

Righteousness, Pt. 2

“‘No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,’ declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17

Scripture Focus: Romans 3:21-31

When a deal seems too good to be true, we usually need only to look at the fine print and see that there is a catch. Not so with God! When He offers us His perfect righteousness, the “amazing deal” really is as good as it says. Furthermore, His perfect righteousness marks who He is as a judge, as well. One day all evil will be judged and all will be made right. This is extremely comforting news for those who are oppressed, taken advantage of, or silenced unlawfully.
In the grand scheme of our lives, we also know we need God to be righteous not by another standard of righteousness (His law), but by another mode: free grace. How else could we ever withstand His judgment? This way of salvation is in keeping with both God’s love and His righteousness. Therefore He is at once the “just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).
Because of Jesus’ shed blood, God declares us righteous. And one of the beautiful aspects of God’s righteousness is there is no “fine print” to worry about. It’s settled!

Insight:  there is no “fine print” to worry about. Once God declares us righteous, we’re righteous!

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Post  Admin on Tue 08 Dec 2020, 10:41 pm

Date: December 8, 2020 at 1:00 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Righteousness, Pt. 1

Righteousness, Pt. 1

“He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.” Psalm 105:8-9

Scripture Focus: Deuteronomy 9:1-6

Noah, Abram, Lot, John the Baptist, Simeon—the Bible refers to these men as righteous. So can we be considered righteous, too? Not as we are in our sin! These men—good as they were—struggled in their sin and were just as far from the righteousness of God as you are or I am.

God’s righteousness is seen in both His judgment of sin (Romans 3:5) and His way of saving. He judges perfectly, and He saves freely, offering salvation as a gift. The righteousness of God permeates all that He is. But the righteousness that you and I may have barely begins to cover over our sinful nature. Even our best deeds are little more that dirty rags (Isaiah 64:6).

We’re not saved from sin because of our own righteousness but because of God’s. Look at His faithful promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Deuteronomy 9:5), promises kept throughout history and into our own lives. We can’t deliver ourselves. But the Lord’s righteousness becomes ours, and it is an uprightness that far outshines any “good” person we read of in the Bible.

Insight: We’re not saved from sin because of our own righteousness but because of God’s. 

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Post  Admin on Tue 08 Dec 2020, 12:00 am

Date: December 7, 2020 at 1:41 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  God’s Holiness, Pt. 2

God’s Holiness, Pt. 2
“I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I turn and devastate Ephraim. For I am God, and not a man—the Holy One among you. I will not come in wrath.” Hosea 11:9

Scripture Focus: Isaiah 6:1-13

We have seen that God is holy in His distinctiveness from His creation. We know that He sets us apart for Himself, and this is not something we take for granted. God is not just holy in His being, but He is ethically holy. That is, He is pure of all sin while we, on the other hand, are filled with sin (Romans 3:10-18).

The first words Isaiah utters upon seeing the Lord are, “‘Woe to me! … I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty’” (6:5). He was profoundly aware of his disgrace before the pure, sinless, holy God.

God’s holiness has us in the same place as Isaiah: realizing our ruin because of our sin and brokenness. But He doesn’t leave us there. Just as God’s holiness led to Isaiah’s sin being atoned for (vs. 6), so it is with us. Then Isaiah was set apart for God’s message (vs. 8-13). If that is the pattern, it’s no surprise that Jesus is our holiness (1 Corinthians 1:30) who then brings us into His mission.

Insight: Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15,16)

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Post  Admin on Tue 01 Dec 2020, 3:08 pm

Date: December 1, 2020 at 1:25 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  The Lord’s Patience

The Lord’s Patience

“Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.” 2 Peter 3:15

Scripture Focus: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

I used to believe I was a pretty patient person, especially with kids. But then I worked as a camp counselor for a summer during college, and I realized I wasn’t nearly as patient as I thought!

We know “patience is a virtue,” but we must remember that God’s patience, like the rest of His attributes, is not just greater than ours but transcends any ability we have to be patient with others. God’s love and goodness take the form of patience as He meets sinful people right where we are.

Peter points out above that “our Lord’s patience means salvation.” What good news that is! He bears with us in grace, mercy, love, and righteousness. Paul understood his life and ministry as an apostle to be a testimony of the grace of God towards sinners (1 Timothy 1:16).

Regardless of your story and the sin in your life, Jesus is patient with you. He’s not like we are with each other, displaying our impatience and exasperation. In His unlimited patience and rich kindness, He graciously brings us to repentance (Romans 2:4).

Insight: God’s patience = Our salvation

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Post  Admin on Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8:33 pm

Date: November 30, 2020 at 1:38 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  God’s Great Mercy

God’s Great Mercy

“Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” Psalm 25:6

Scripture Focus: Luke 18:9-14

Mercy is another attribute of God, one which we can share with Him, even despite our sinfulness. But how often we are reluctant to show mercy! I see this while I’m driving around San Diego County where there is lot of traffic. My wife will testify that I often am offended by the actions of other drivers. However, when I fail in my own standards, I quickly come up with a good explanation for it. Does that sound familiar to you in the situations of your own life? Or is showing complete mercy your default setting?

As with grace, mercy is God relating to sinful people in His goodness and love. It’s His restraint of the justice we deserve for our sin. The Luke 18 passage for today spotlights how easy it is for us to think we’re pretty good folks. We figure everyone else needs to be just a little more like us. But Jesus didn’t come to seek and save “pretty good folks.” He came for those who cry out, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (vs. 13).

Insight: His merciful hand extends far, even to self-righteous people like me!

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Post  Admin on Fri 27 Nov 2020, 9:52 pm

Date: November 27, 2020 at 1:13 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Grace Upon Grace


Grace Upon Grace


“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:16 (ESV)


Scripture Focus: Psalm 103:1-22


Grace highlights our relationship with God. In the midst of our continual shortcomings, weaknesses, fears, and bondage to sin, the gospel of grace teaches us that God not only gives us grace but gives us Himself in grace by His Son and through His Spirit. God is constantly showering us with underserved favor for Jesus’ sake.


The comforting words of Psalm 103 remind us that “the Lord is compassionate and gracious”

(vs. 8). Because of God’s simplicity (turn back to Days 2 and 3), we are reminded that grace and graciousness are the hallmarks of our God. There is no hidden corner of God that is ungracious. Therefore, “he does not treat us as our sins deserve” (vs. 10). Furthermore, we see the relationship between His omniscience and graciousness in which He knows our weakness but is not surprised by it (vs. 13-16).


Peter was no doubt surprised by his own unfaithfulness when he denied Jesus (Luke 22:31.34; 54-62). Yet Jesus, being full of grace, already knew He would restore Peter fully (vs. 32). That’s grace upon grace!



Insight: Grace upon grace!

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Post  Admin on Thu 26 Nov 2020, 7:39 pm

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Post  Admin on Tue 24 Nov 2020, 10:24 pm

Date: November 23, 2020 at 11:26 PM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Omnipotence, Pt. 2

Omnipotence, Pt. 2

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20

Scripture Focus: Acts 2:22-28 

The story that gives shape to all others in the Bible is the great story of redemption worked out by the Father through the Son and in the Holy Spirit. It’s the story of God triumphing over sin and death, through the very death of His own precious Son, Jesus. It would be merely a dream or a fairytale if it were not for God’s omnipotence. His omnipotence (which we see in glimpses in nature, in storms, etc.) is the assurance “that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

In the middle of Peter’s Acts 2 Pentecost sermon, we see that even with the most heinous sin ever committed—the crucifixion of the Son of God—the Lord’s purpose of salvation is accomplished. We see this is no accident, no unfortunate turn in Jesus’ ministry where He got Himself into trouble with the wrong people. It was all “according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God” (v. 23), our all-powerful King. The Lord is sovereign for our salvation and ultimate good.
Insight: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20)

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Post  Admin on Mon 23 Nov 2020, 8:33 pm

Date: November 23, 2020 at 1:47 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Omnipotence, Pt. 1

Omnipotence, Pt. 1

Scripture Focus: Genesis 1:26-31 

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It expresses the belief that as a person’s power increases, his/her moral sense diminishes. No doubt there is much truth to that in our world. Most of us are skeptical of anyone holding too much power.

But there is One who alone is all-powerful— completely sovereign over all things—and will never be corrupt in any way: God! His omnipotence is another attribute that you and I do not share. If ever you feel uncomfortable with this attribute, it’s probably because it breaks down your own sense of power, confirming that you are not the one in control of your life.

Genesis 1 teaches us that being made in God’s image means we are also given dominion as a reflection of His sovereignty (v. 26). It’s not that He must give up some control to us; His sovereignty is not in conflict with our freedom. The sovereignty of our Creator is the source of our freedom. “For in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28), reflecting His sovereignty in a small way.

Insight: “For in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

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Post  Admin on Sat 21 Nov 2020, 12:48 am

Date: November 20, 2020 at 3:37 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Omniscience, Pt. 2

Omniscience, Pt. 2

“How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24

Scripture Focus: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:9 

A discussion about God’s omniscience leads to a discussion about His perfect wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge. It’s not only knowing facts, but using that information towards the reaching of a goal. So it should be no surprise that our sinful wisdom is little more than foolishness.

Man’s wisdom is futile because he doesn’t know God (1 Corinthians 1:21). God, in His infinite knowledge and wisdom, acts in a way that is consistent with all His attributes. This is why a few verses later Paul states that he “resolved to know nothing… except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (2:2). The cross is truly the wisdom of God!

Finally, he declares God’s wisdom “a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began” (2:7). Can you comprehend how wonderful it is that God’s wisdom ends in “our glory”? We marvel along with Paul (and the prophet Isaiah hundreds of years earlier in 64:4) that “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (2:9).

Insight: “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (2:9).

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Post  Admin on Thu 19 Nov 2020, 4:34 pm

Date: November 19, 2020 at 1:38 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Omniscience, Pt. 1

Omniscience, Pt. 1

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13

Scripture Focus: Luke 12:1-7 

As you read this, I will be finishing up my time in my personal studies and approaching the end of the order in what I had laid out. I think about all the testing I’ve endured over the years. They’ve been extremely difficult, particularly because they reveal not only what I do know, but especially what I do not know. Multiple times I’ve been tested to the end of my endurance, only to be reminded later by my knowledge is very limited, even after much studying.

In Luke 12 Jesus gives a stern warning: hypocrisy is liable to judgment because there is nothing hidden from God. Omniscience means that God knows all; He knows Himself and His creation perfectly, and there is nothing apart from His knowledge. In other words, God has nothing to learn.

Jesus’ strong words should lead us to rest in Him and fear Him for who He is (vs. 5). His gentle words remind us that no sparrow is forgotten (vs. 6), and neither are we.

Insight: Down to the hairs on our head, we are known, loved, provided for, valued, and accepted by the all-knowing God in Jesus.

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Post  Admin on Wed 18 Nov 2020, 9:51 pm

Date: November 18, 2020 at 12:39 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Omnipresence

Omnipresence

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Psalm 139:7-8

Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 8:12-27 

Another attribute of God’s that we do not share is omnipresence. I’ve known parents of big families who’ve wished for this one! Similar to eternity, omnipresence does not just mean that God is everywhere, but that space (like time) is a part of creation, and therefore He not only created it but also transcends it. “The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” (1 Kings 8:27)

If we haven’t received the free forgiveness of Jesus, omnipresence is bad news for us. Then we are like outlaws on the run, twisting and turning in our sleep, knowing the law will catch up with us eventually.

However, in Jesus, omnipresence is good news because it means we cannot escape His loving presence. God cannot be contained, but He has chosen to condescend and dwell with His people in His saving and redeeming ways. He’s chosen a place to dwell because we need a place to dwell. God is everywhere and yet is with His people.

Insight:  “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

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Post  Admin on Tue 17 Nov 2020, 11:34 pm

Date: November 17, 2020 at 2:32 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Eternity: Outside of Time

Eternity: Outside of Time

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17

Scripture Focus: Psalm 90:1-17

When some think of eternity and God, they think of a very old man in the clouds. Psalm 90 teaches us that God’s eternity could not be further from such a false image. He is “from everlasting to everlasting” (vs. 2), not simply someone who is a lot older than we are. And it’s not just that God’s eternity extends through all of time. We must also understand that He exists outside of and over time as the creator of time itself.

This prayer of Psalm 90 helps us consider God’s eternity and encourages us “to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (vs. 12). At the unfathomable wonder of God’s eternity, we are reminded not just of how small we are, but also of how brief our lives are.

Without a knowledge of God’s eternity and our promised eternity in heaven with Him as well, we might feel despair over life’s shortness. The gospel changes our thinking. Now we can expectantly pray,

Insight: “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days” (vs. 14).

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Post  Admin on Mon 16 Nov 2020, 11:10 pm

Date: November 15, 2020 at 10:04 PM CST
Topic: +DEV+  Impassibility, Pt. 2

Impassibility, Pt. 2

“O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads.” Psalm 83:1-2

Scripture Focus: John 11:1-44

It’s hard for our finite minds to grasp the two sides of the coin about God’s impassibility. On the one hand we know that God is not governed by emotions as we often are; He doesn’t react to the world’s events or experience moods. But at the same time, we know our good and just Creator feels compassion for His people, has anger toward sin, and is familiar with suffering.

John 11 tells of Jesus’ deep sorrow and compassion felt at the death of His friend Lazarus. He sees the anguish of Lazarus’ sisters as He comes to the tomb (vs. 33-38). This account holds comfort for us: we know that Jesus really does mourn with us in our pain, sin, and heartache.

Additionally, because of God’s impassibility, suffering cannot overwhelm Him. When He entered into Mary and Martha’s grief, that was not the last word. He overcame it by raising Lazarus from the dead. Days after this event, He would take all of our sin and suffering at the cross, conquering it forever (vs. 25-26). He’ll use our suffering now for our ultimate good (Romans 8:28).

Insight: “O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still” (Psalms 83:1)

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Today’s Reading: Lamentations 3; Hebrews 10:19-39

Today’s Thoughts: Staying Spiritual During the Holidays

“And you will have joy and gladness and many will rejoice at His birth.” - Luke 1:14 

If the holidays are about our faith, family and food feasts, then why do we struggle the most with staying spiritual during these times? Shouldn’t these times bring us peace on earth and joy to the world? But the reality for many of us is that we become emotionally stressed out, financially maxed out and physically burned out trying to keep up and keep it all together. Day after day, we become burned out and stressed out and now, our faith becomes affected as we start questioning God, “Are You hearing me?” and “Why won’t You help me?” Like Eve in the garden, we question God’s goodness and His basic command. Eve exchanged the peace of God for a piece of fruit but we exchange His presence for presents.  The serpent tempted Eve to compromise and we know that Jesus called him a murderer from the beginning. He is still up to the same old tricks. We are allowing the enemy to have too much influence at times. He kills our dreams, steals our peace and destroys our hope for the future. Jesus came to earth to reverse the process of death and yet our undisciplined lifestyle of choosing not to obey can lead to negative consequences in our lives.

To stay spiritually minded during the holidays, we need to keep our eyes focused on the Lord and include Him in our thoughts. Instead of talking to ourselves, we need to start talking to Him and then give Him the time to talk back. The enemy will use every scheme he can against us to distract us from maintaining a walk with the Lord. It has been said, “If the devil cannot make you bad, he will make you busy.” To combat the temptations to over commit in your time and finances, we must stay in the Word of God to renew our minds and to surrender to His will over our natural-born desires. Through the Holy Spirit, we can overcome and live a life pleasing to God that brings peace in the midst of chaos.

Joy to the world begins with each of us individually. Joy cannot come without the conscious awareness of the Lord’s promised presence wherever we go and whatever we do. By allowing our thoughts to think about God in the daily routines of life, we allow the Lord to have the ability to move through our actions. Only then can we truly maintain the Spirit of Christmas and sing the song, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

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Post  Admin on Fri 13 Nov 2020, 9:34 pm

Date: November 13, 2020 at 1:22 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Impassibility, Pt. 1

Impassibility, Pt. 1

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55

Scripture Focus: Hebrews 2:14-18

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by fears of death. A bit of a hypochondriac, I often

call my best friend, a medical school student, to seek his advice for my mostly-imagined symptoms. Fear of death, as Hebrews says, leads to slavery (2:15). But praise God we know and serve the One characterized by impassibility—not experiencing pain or pleasure or knee-jerk reactions to what goes on in the world.

When we say that God is impassible, it doesn’t mean He’s indifferent or doesn’t care about our circumstances. Rather, it means He cannot “become overwhelmed and overcome by the world’s opposition” (Michael Horton, 2011). You and I may feel overwhelmed, but He never is!

The most heinous suffering, Jesus’ crucifixion, was used to conquer death and redeem the world (2:14). Impassibility means that the God-man took on our sin and pain, and destroyed it. Entering into it willingly, He empathizes with our weakness (Hebrews 4:15), apart from mood swings, worry, or uncontrolled responses. He’s involved with us because He cares about us.

Insight: God cannot become overwhelmed and overcome by the world’s oppressions.

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Post  Admin on Thu 12 Nov 2020, 11:13 pm

Date: November 12, 2020 at 2:08 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Immutability, Pt. 2

Immutability, Pt. 2

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Scripture Focus: 1 Samuel 15:1-3; 8-11; 26-29

“If you don’t like something, change it.” You’ve probably heard that before. In fact, much of life involves changing— through the phases of our kids’ lives, through career adjustments, through transformations that come as we grow older. God’s unchangeableness— His immutability—amazes us more and more as we change constantly.

In 1 Samuel, David is anointed as the new king over Israel (16:13). This passage provides a helpful example of how to understand immutability as it comes up in Scripture. God is said to be grieved that He had anointed Saul (15:35). Did God regret what He had done? What about His will not changing? We remember that God “is not a man, that he should change his mind” (15:29). The change is not in God’s purpose to have a faithful king over Israel or even His own purposes with Saul. It is a change in His revealed plan to have Saul as king.

To understand the distinction between God’s unchangeable will and the changing circumstances of life, know that He is always working out His unchangeable purposes.

Insight: God is always working out His unchangeable purposes.

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Post  Admin on Tue 10 Nov 2020, 5:47 pm

Date: November 10, 2020 at 2:16 AM CST

Topic: +DEV+  Immutability, Pt. 1

Immutability, Pt. 1

“I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.” Malachi 3:6

Scripture Focus: Deuteronomy 32:4-10; 15-20; 28-36

I grew up at the foot of the Dragoon Mountains in Cochise County, Arizona. While this range is by no means the tallest, it does have a unique rocky formation that is particularly beautiful. Such places give us a sense of awe, of beauty, of might, of our own smallness and finitude. We see that our life is a mist (James 4:14).

But God is unchangeable. This immutability means His very being, knowledge, will, and decrees are fixed from all eternity. God cannot change because He is absolute perfection. He “is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind” (Numbers 23:19).

This is one of the reasons the Lord is called a Rock (see Deuteronomy 32). While His people Israel waver in infidelity, “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just” (vs. 4). Because the Lord doesn’t change, even when He disciplines His people, He does so with their restoration in sight.

Insight: “The LORD will judge his people and have compassion on his servants when he sees their strength is gone” (vs. 36).

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