Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 28 – A Holy God

Matthew 8:1-13; Exodus 39:1-40:38; Proverbs 18 One of the problems with our relationship with God is that we can sometimes become too familiar. I hear people speak of God as “the man upstairs” and realize that used to make me … Continue reading

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February 27 – On Excellent Work

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 We exalt certain professions because of the nature of the work and look down on others because the work isn’t so glamorous. If we truly understand God and our relationship to the work He … Continue reading

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February 26 – How to Destroy a Relationship

Matthew 6:19-34; Exodus 35:1-36:38; Proverbs 16 There are those who build and there are those who tear down. As we develop relationships and strengthen each other and grow in what God has planned for us, it seems that there are … Continue reading

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February 25 – Love and Marriage

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33:1-34:35; Proverbs 15 A beautiful young woman was blunt in her approach. In short it was “I’m beautiful and I want to marry someone rich.” She actually set a minimum yearly salary. A CEO in her target … Continue reading

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February 24 – Showing Mercy

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 There is a theological strain throughout many religions that those who are poor have somehow earned their deity’s displeasure. If people were righteous they would not be poor. The book of Job is on … Continue reading

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February 23 – Outcasts

Matthew 5:1-20; Exodus 28:1-29:46; Proverbs 13 (note: This is a day late because I was too sick to do this yesterday.) On the one hand, we are supposed to get along with other people. On the other hand, there are … Continue reading

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February 22 – A Call to Relationship

Matthew 4; Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12 Jesus had a simple way of teaching. He called disciples into a relationship. It was the custom of the day for teachers to choose their disciples and set up a “School of Life” but … Continue reading

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February 21- Fit Response

Matthew 3; Exodus 24; Proverbs 11 The crowds were flocking to hear John and be baptized. Sometimes a situation like that becomes as much a social occasion as a true spiritual experience. When John saw Pharisees and Sadducees among the … Continue reading

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February 20 – Work

Matthew 2; Exodus 22:1-23:33; Proverbs 10 We used to talk of a “work ethic.” The idea was that you worked hard 6 days a week and you got ahead. Because the “work ethic” came from Biblical sources, one day a … Continue reading

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February 19 – The Grace of Joseph

Matthew 1; Exodus 20:1-21:36; Proverbs 9 We tend to romanticize everything. We look at marriages in the Bible and we think of amazing love stories that would put Romeo and Juliet to shame. The truth is that marriages were arranged … Continue reading

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