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God’s Covenant Name

There are a lot of biblical names for God, and each author of Scripture chooses the names they employ with purpose. It’s easy for me, however, to lose sight of that when reading English translations (as though I could really read any other…); when I write out Scripture devotionally (more on that another day), I […]

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He Rescued Me, because He Delighted in Me

As King David began to conquer all the enemies before him, as the giants from Gath toppled before David and his warriors like felled cedars, he recognized where his strength and protection are found. Perhaps the man with the most stunning military successes in all of history–the man who runs against a troop and leaps […]

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Walk about Zion

Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers, consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever. This exhortation from the end of Psalm 48 is fascinating and encouraging to me. Here, regarding the Kingdom […]

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High Places

Around 2,600 years ago there was a young king named Josiah. When he was 18 (he’d been ruling for 10 years by then), Josiah had the high priest Hilkiah [חִלְקִיָּ֣ה “YHWH is my portion”] on a temple task, counting and distributing money. But as he sought the treasure that the people had given to the […]

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