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Studies in Colossians – 1:21-23

This is a series of brief looks at Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians. My purpose is not to write a full exposition but to show how much can be gained by looking carefully at what the text says. Too often … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 7:9, 12

There is a fascinating description of  our Lord in verses 9 and 12 of this chapter: He is the God of “covenant loyalty.”  We may need to dwell on it a bit before its amazing richness begins to impress itself … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 4:23 Do not forget! As we read line after line of Moses’ speech to the people before they enter the Promised Land, we cannot miss the urgency in his words. He knows that receiving the long-awaited fulfillment of the … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 4:3-4 The friendship of the Lord, the Psalmist tells us, is for those who fear him (Psalm 25:14). The Lord is a wonderful friend but a fearsome enemy whom we rightly fear to offend. In the early centuries of … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 2:14-16 God has called the people of Israel out of Egypt and back to the land promised to their ancestor Abraham more than four centuries earlier. They followed Moses out of their slavery in Egypt but then became enslaved … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:41-45 I am continually drawn back to that moment when Israel, rebuked by the Lord for refusing to take the Promised Land and now facing the prospect of dwelling and dying in the wilderness, decides to go up and … Continue reading

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