Unchanging – Job 19:21-22, 25

“Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends… Why do you, like God, pursue me?… I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:21-22, 25 Despite his heart-wrenching circumstances, despite his friends’ accusing him of wrongdoing and guilt, Job still holds to […]

Greater Faith – Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 This morning I’ve been dwelling a lot on the coming year. Quite common, I’m sure, for January 1st. In my reflections, it became clear very quickly […]

Peace At All Times – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 This verse has me dwelling on peace. What it is, where it comes from. Most particularly, why we are able have peace “at all times in every way.” For those […]

Plans – Jeremiah 29:10-11

“For thus says the LORD: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future […]

Waiting with Hope – Psalm 39:7

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7 In this psalm, the writer seems to be waiting for deliverance from discipline and for the Lord to deal with the wicked around him. But it got me to thinking about the different applications this statement, this picture of […]

He Waited – 1 Samuel 13:8-10,13-14

“He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, ‘Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.’ And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came…And […]