Tag Archives: God’s glory

A little perspective (Isaiah 43)

Isaiah 43 is definitely one of my favorite passages, especially verses 1-3. But today verses 7 and 21 stand out to me. God talks of Israel returning from Babylon, and in describing them, he says, everyone who bears my name … Continue reading

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How we regard God (Leviticus 9-10)

Yes, I know I’m going backward. Actually this year, I’m reading through each book of the Bible at least twice, using two different translations. I’ve been thinking about leadership in the church, and how we are to be held to … Continue reading

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I Peter 4:8-11 — Living for the will of God (Part 2)

A lot of people want to know what God’s will is for their lives. And they tend to think of it in terms of “What job should I have?” “What ministry should I join?” Or “Who should I marry?” But … Continue reading

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Ephesians 3:14-21 — That we may be filled with his glory

In I Kings, it says about the completion of the temple Solomon had built, When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD. And the priests could not perform their service because of the … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:1-14 — Chosen and blessed in love, by God’s plan and for his glory

As I look at the first two chapters of Ephesians, I can’t help but marvel all over again at all that God has given you and me who have put our faith in Jesus. Paul starts this letter to the … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 12:4-18 — For God’s purposes, for God’s glory

As I think about the problems of pride and jealousy within the church because of spiritual gifts, I think a lot of it comes down to the fact that we forget our lives, as Rick Warren once put it, is … Continue reading

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John 9:1-5 — Why did this happen to me?

Sometimes, bad things happen to people, and they wonder, “Why did this happen to me?  Is God punishing me for something I did?” There are times when God will let us go through suffering because of our sin.  But I … Continue reading

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Haggai 2:1-9 — Where our true glory comes from

I’ve mentioned before in the book of Ezra that some of the older generation that had seen Solomon’s temple wept when then saw the foundations of the new temple that was being built. And here, we see some of the … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 38-39 — For His purposes, for His glory, that all may know…

In this passage, Ezekiel looks to the last days when nations will rise up against Israel and try to destroy it, only to be thrust back and destroyed by God.  There’s quite a bit of debate as to when this … Continue reading

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