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To Spend and Be Spent for the Glory of God

As the light of William Wilberforce was fading, the light of Lord Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885), was kindling. Wilberforce, the great enemy of the British slave trade, had struck mighty blows in legislation and won an important moral victory. From the same place of faith and fervor for the Kingdom of God, Lord […]

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The Day the King Died

There was once a great king, clothed in splendor and crowned with glory. From high up on his royal seat, he looked lovingly at the assembled crowd before him, gathered to attend him. The people gazed up at his crown, at his purple robes, at his outstretched arms. He had come for them from a […]

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Looking Up from Afar

It’s a strange and exhilarating thought to gaze into the night sky and think of King David looking up at those same stars, and pondering the ways of the Lord. When I think about this, I have a sense of the connection that exists between us and these seemingly-legendary figures in the redemptive story of […]

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I’m Not Able

“I’m going to run away.” I have this thought too much. Regardless if the contents of my life are favorable or insufferable, I am always vying to run, to bolt, to hide, to escape. I walk the fine line between optimistically and reverently approaching my life while also wishing desperately to get out from under […]

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Of Houses, Cities, and Quivers

The home, the city, and the family — these three bastions of human experience are the building blocks of Psalm 127. This pithy psalm is attributed to Solomon, and I do not doubt it’s authorship at all. After all, few are so qualified to write divinely-inspired poetry on these three things! Solomon (or Jedidiah, as […]

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Standing on the Promises of God

Isaac Watts wrote, “I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.” And yet. Do I really know God’s promises to his people well enough to stand on them? Truthfully, I do not find that my heart rests on specific promises that God has made to us; but what other purpose […]

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