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Beautiful Feet

Beautiful Feet

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” (Is. 52:7) Beautiful feet, Isaiah saw the LORD. In a vision, he saw Him high and lifted up. He saw the train of his robe filling the…

Forget Making New Year’s Resolutions

 “Duty will either make us weary of the world, or the world will make us weary of duty.”                                                                                                         –Thomas Manton I cannot believe I actually typed out the title to this week’s midweek devotional. I am one of those people who like to make New Year’s Resolutions. But this year I counsel you not to make any sweeping or grand resolutions…

Inheritance of Nations

“The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” (Psa. 2:7–8)  The first two chapters of the Book of Psalms is often recognized as an introduction to the whole book. These two psalms are set…

Remedies for COVID-19 Weariness

     Let us begin with a few definitions. Defining terms is the way all good apologists, essayists, scholars, scientists, and preachers of tremendous renown begin their arguments. And although, we are none of those things, defining some terms may prove helpful. What is weariness? Weariness is the state of being weary. So far, so good. What is it to be…

The Coronavirus Chronicles—Grace and Love in a Time of Irritability

 “Love is like an echo, it returns what it receives.”  –Thomas Manton      Do you just want to get out of the house? Are you tired and a little cranky after being cooped up indoors? Has the typical April weather in Missouri—sporadic sun followed by persistent sleet followed by a brief warmup with occasional overnight freezes—been of little comfort to you?…