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Faith and Freedom

The Treatise of Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” —Prov 3:5-6   Trust is a fragile concept. We can build trust, but once it’s been violated, it breaks down. Trust can be sacred to us, but once it has […]

His Strength Secures

“You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence.” (Psalms 21:6)   Having strong arms and a big heart is a great combination. In Psalm 21, David relies only on God’s power, rests only in God’s passion and rejoices only in God’s presence. He is the only source for […]

He Teaches His Way

“He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way.” (Ps 25:9) King David’s life was impacted by some key influencers . . . Samuel, his anointer and confronter; Jesse, his father;   Jonathan, his friend; Joab. Zadok, Ahimilech, Benaiah . . . his mighty men . . . Yet, he only imitated […]

The Good News

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” —Isaiah 61:1 As Jesus stood among oppressed, […]