Margin notes: Misreading Providence

Jeremiah 44:15–19 (ESV) — 15 Then all the men who knew that their wives had made offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, all the people who lived in Pathros in the land … Continue reading

Margin notes: Remembering our warfare

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle … Continue reading

Margin notes: A different kind of blessedness.

Jeremiah 17:7–8 (ESV) — 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear … Continue reading

Margin notes: Christians Tribulate

Acts 16:40 (ESV) — 40 So they went out of the prison and visited Lydia. And when they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them and departed. I am grateful for Paul’s sensitivity in this moment. He is well aware … Continue reading

Margin notes: “Christian”

Acts 11:26c (ESV) — 26c And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. What is a Christian? In our day that can mean almost anything. If one is not Jewish, Muslim, or an adherent of some other major religion, they … Continue reading

Margin notes: Determined

Psalm 57:7 (ESV) — 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! The heading of this Psalm tells us that it was penned by David when he fled from Saul after … Continue reading

Margin notes: Lazarus Laughed

John 12:9–11 (ESV) — 9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the … Continue reading