Category Archives: Patience

The Curious Case of the Tribes of Reuben, Gad, & Manasseh

God had given the land of Canaan to Israel (Abraham’s descendants, the Jews). Some forty years after unbelief and cowardice cost them their first opportunity to make the land their own (Numbers 14:1-38), God again guided them to its brink … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Always Provide Simple Solutions

In his book Morning Devotions, Tom Wallace tells the following story: Everybody’s heart went out to the little lady who hobbled through the waiting room of one of our local doctors. She was bent over like a horseshoe. A short … Continue reading

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A Quick Word About Revenge

A group of American soldiers were stationed in Korea during the Korean War. While they were there they hired a young Korean fellow to cook and clean for them. Unfortunately for the Korean, the soldiers were a bunch of pranksters. … Continue reading

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When the Timing Isn’t Right

Tonya and I lived in a rental apartment and then a rental house for pretty much the first two years of our marriage. Then we started looking around for a house to buy. One house in particular looked good and … Continue reading

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Can God’s Plan Take a Long Time to Play Out?

(Questions From Israel’s Exodus” series: post #2) We expect God to do His work through angels, lightning bolts, and whirlwinds, but the fact is that He usually does it through people. More to the point, He oftentimes raises up just … Continue reading

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Does God Sometimes Let Us Endure Dark Days?

(“Questions From Israel’s Exodus” series: post #1) In Genesis 15:12-16, we read about a dream that Abraham had in which God declared that Abraham’s descendants would spend 400 years in a foreign land and be afflicted there through servitude to … Continue reading

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Nahum (post #3)

This is what the Lord says: “Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be cut off and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, O Judah, I will afflict you no more. Now I will break their yoke … Continue reading

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God Is Working For You

A mother was busy preparing lunch for her young daughter. The little girl came into the kitchen, stood on her tiptoes to try to see above the counter, and asked, “Mommy, what are you doing?” The mother answered, “I’m working.” … Continue reading

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Six Feet Farther

The story is told of a Swedish miner who purchased an expensive claim in a certain region known for its mother-lode of gold. He then spent the next three years working hard to strike it rich in that claim. In … Continue reading

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How God Can Use Your Patmos

The apostle John lived into his eighties, perhaps into his nineties, and in so doing easily outlived all the other apostles. And how did he spend his “senior citizen” years? Post-Biblical church history provides strong documentation that he lived and … Continue reading

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