In His Family :: Quietly Through the Psalms

“God sets the solitary in families…” Psalm 68:6 Solitary. Forsaken. Wretched. God takes the social outcasts, the ignored, the forgotten and places them in families. In His family. God has a family — a chosen group of people. They are the Israelites. God has made a covenant with them to never leave them nor abandon them. And He never has. He never will. He wants them. Longs for them. Won’t be separate from them. And He wants the rest of us too. Ephesians 1:4-5 tells that He chose each of us before He formed the […]

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I Have Even Called You by Your Name :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link Up)

“Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:   ‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.   I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by […]

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