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Monthly Archives: February 2011

1 Chronicles 29.11 – Jonathan’s memory verse

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

This was my son, Jonathan’s, Sunday School memory verse this week. When I saw it in the email from his teacher, I thought, “That’s a great verse, I need to memorize that!”

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness…

There is no greatness that anyone can lay claim to that is not ultimately from God himself. God is not only great, all greatness is his. We are used to saying, “God is greater than…” and so he is, but we can say even more… Continue reading

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Exodus 14 The glory of God in our tough spots

“Who has known the mind of the Lord…?” Paul asks in Romans 11. It is true that “God’s ways are not our ways” and his “paths are inscrutable.” But this doesn’t prevent us from recognizing what God has clearly revealed to us in holy history regarding what is behind the sometimes baffling circumstances that we run up against.

Those of you who know me personally know that my family is in the midst of just such a baffling circumstance which I can’t describe in detail in such a public place as the world wide web. I was very encouraged recently by the reminder in Exodus 14 that the tough spots God often allows us to find ourselves in are opportunities for his glory to be revealed. Continue reading

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