October 9: “The Balance of the Christian Life”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 12Philippians 3Ezekiel 42Psalms 94 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Philippians 3:18–20 (CSB): “For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is […]

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November 11: “Balancing Law and Grace”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 23:1-49 Hebrews 10:18-39 Psalm 109:1-31 Proverbs 27:13 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Hebrews 10:26-27 (CSB): “For if we deliberately go on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of […]

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July 21: “What Does ‘The Fear of the Lord’ Mean?”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 4:1–6:11 Romans 7:1-13 Psalm 17:1-15 Proverbs 19:22-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 19:23 (CSB) ” The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): My family visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona two years ago. The […]

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April 3: “Law and Grace”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 23:1–25:19 Luke 10:13-37 Psalm 75:1-10 Proverbs 12:12-14 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Luke 10:25 (CSB): “Then an expert in the law stood up to test him, saying, ‘Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’”  REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): We have touched on the nature of the Gospel […]

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February 27: “Some Thoughts on Moses and Elijah”

10 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 20:22–22:16 Mark 9:1-29 Psalm 43:1-5 Proverbs 10:18 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Mark 9:2-4 (CSB): “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them, and his clothes became dazzling – extremely […]

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How to Endure Injustice

In my Bible reading this morning, I came across Matthew 5:38-42. This is a difficult passage to swallow. To theologians, it’s known as the lex talionis. To the rest of us, it’s known as the law of non-retaliation. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a […]

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To Obey or Not to Obey, That is the Question

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 50:1—Exodus 2:10Matthew 16:13–17:9Psalm 21:1-13 Proverbs 5:1-6 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Exodus 1:15-17 “Then Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, gave this order to the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah: ‘When you help the Hebrew women as they give birth, watch as they deliver. If the baby is a boy, kill him; if it […]

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Law Enforcement and the Murray Half Marathon

There are many folks who helped to make today’s Murray Half Marathon a success among whom were all of the law enforcement personnel. One incident illustrates the caliber of men and women who serve the people of Murray and Calloway County… I was running north on 641 and was approaching 121 where the race route made […]

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The Christian and Civil Disobedience

As followers of Jesus, our desire is to obey God’s law while also obeying the laws of the land in which we live. Yet, there may be times when God’s law conflicts with society’s laws. In those cases, a follower of Jesus is forced to make a decision: 1) Disregard God’s law and obey the law […]

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