Monthly Archives: July 1993

Why Bother? (Part One)

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my foot had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and […]

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The Selfishness of Generosity

Clearly, being generous is cool. Today everyone (or so it seems) wants to do good for others. And if you’re on the receiving end of this generosity, it can be an amazing thing. But the hipness of the generosity brand aside, it brings some problems with it. For two, there […]

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God in the Middle

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. PSALM 127:1 God is integral to our success in life; He’s not ancillary. He is either in the middle of a circumstance, or He’s not there at all. It is His activity, or it is not. And contrary to […]

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A Slave of God

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. JAMES 1:1 In New Testament times, slavery was widespread. As a matter of fact, the social structure and economy of the Roman Empire depended upon slave labor. Slaves performed a variety of tasks: from factory work and mining to […]

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Alert the Media

Proclaim among the nations what he has done. PSALM 9:11 Human beings are no strangers to proclamations. It’s one of the things that we’ve done best through the ages and something we seem to have perfected in the last century. Heads of state—especially kings and would-be kings—have a long history […]

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Sorting the order is often harder than getting the clarity. If getting the order right didn’t matter, air traffic controllers wouldn’t be concerned about which airplane landed when. If getting the order right didn’t matter, baseball managers wouldn’t care who hit in the clean-up spot and who hit ninth. If […]

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