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The Luxury of Being Free

What we steep ourselves in has such a strong yet subtle way of affecting how we think. For example, because I am a fish swimming in the water of American culture, my first thoughts when I hear the word Sabbath are … more »

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A Lifestyle of Giving

Economy matters. It is at the center of Nehemiah’s rebuke of the people of Israel in Nehemiah 5. But Nehemiah’s vision for how resources should be used doesn’t fit neatly into the way I have grown up thinking about economy. … more »

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Discerning Wheat From Weeds

In Ecclesiastes 2:17-26, “The “Preacher” is essentially saying: “I hate my work; I will work all the days of my life, and for what? To hand it off to someone else? He could be a fool for all I know. … more »

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The Task and the Call

Exodus 35 & 36 talk in length about the gifts and skills that the Lord gave certain men to equip them in constructing the tabernacle. Repeated throughout is the fact that they have been filled “with the Spirit of God, with skills, … more »

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What’s Wrong With “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

I think I speak confidently for most of my generation of millennials when I say this: we have a skewed sense of time. We live for the here and now, addicted to our own immediate gratification, largely incapable of grasping … more »

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The Secret-Revealer

Genesis 41 gives an account of Joseph’s restoration from the pit to a place of honor at Pharaoh’s right hand. He’s called for the purpose of interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams of the seven plump and seven famished cows, for Pharaoh learns … more »

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Joseph as a Model of Trust

I love this story of Joseph. To me, it speaks to his wisdom, to his leadership, to his discipline, and to his trust in the Lord. It provides insight into the decision-making of a man who has been put into … more »

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Commanded to Rest

Rest. I am unsure if today’s culture even understands what rest means. I know, at least, that my personal definition is skewed. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 God commands his people to do one thing: rest. Any and all people and animals … more »

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Finding Rest In All Things

“The spiritual rest, which God particularly intends in this Commandment is this: that we not only cease from our labor and trade, but much more, that we let God alone work in us and that we do nothing of our … more »

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Something More

“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you … more »

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